10% less animals sacrificed than last year

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An office bearer of the Pakistan Tanners Association has said that there was a 5% to 10% decrease in sacrificial animals compared to last year. Pakistan sacrifices nearly 8 million animals, including cows, goats, sheep and camels on the three days of Eidul Azha, said PTA member. Of this, 20% or 1.6 million animals are sacrificed in Karachi alone. This year, his estimate for Karachi was 100,000 animals less than last year. He said approximately 1.5 million animals were sacrificed. Al Khidmat Welfare Association Karachi Director Engr Muhammad Sabir, too, says the qurbani rate went down this year. He said nearly 1 million animals are sacrificed in Karachi on Eid and there was a 20% decline this year. “Last year, we accumulated a figure of 1.2 million sacrificial animals in Karachi during all three days,” he said. The Sindh Solid Waste Management Board’s offal disposal record also showed a decline in animal sacrifice this year. Over 51,312 tonnes of animal waste was lifted and removed from the country’s financial hub Karachi in an offal disposal operation after Eid. SSWMB lifted and removed 53,956 tonnes of animal waste from Karachi last year. This shows a decrease of animal waste by 2,644 tonnes.

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