Ordering animals by app


PAKISTAN’S cattle mar- kets were crammed for weeks as the country prepared for the sacrificial festival of Eid al- Adha last weekend, but in Islamabad and Karachi crowd weary residents ordered animals by app instead. Muslims slaughter an animal – a goat, sheep, cow, bull or camel – on the annual festival in a ritual that stems from the story of the prophet Abra- ham, commanded by God to slaughter his beloved son Ismail. The meat is then dis- tributed in equal parts to the poor, to relatives, and consumed by the family themselves. The centuries-old festival is steeped in tradition, but this…

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