Eid Al Adha 2024: First check the animals then sacrifice… the government made this safety plan for Bakrid in UAE


As Bakrid approaches, the demand for animals has increased in the Gulf countries. The UAE government has made a special safety plan to prevent diseases from spreading from animals. Special teams have been formed to inspect all the animals sold in the country's markets.

The month of Zil-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar started on June 8. According to Islamic beliefs, this month is considered a very holy month. Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is also performed in this month and Eid-al-Azha, which is also known as Bakrid in India, also falls on the 10th of this month. Muslims around the world are preparing for Eid-al-Azha. The Gulf country UAE has also made a special plan for Bakrid.

Muslims sacrifice halal animals on Bakrid. Animals have started arriving in UAE from many countries of the world for sacrifice. To check the health of these animals, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has deployed special teams for checking the animals. Animals coming from within the country and from ports will have to undergo safety checks before going to the market.

Experts were deployed

The ministry has informed that expert personnel equipped with necessary equipment and resources will be deployed to monitor the animals. These rules will also apply to animals coming from the country's ports, which everyone will have to follow. The ministry stressed that the country's ports are the first line of defense against epidemic, infectious, and genetic diseases. The ministry has also increased the number of veterinary doctors and lab technicians and has also ensured adequate supplies in the lab for testing.

Animals coming for sacrifice

The ministry said that from the beginning of this year to June, around 592,577 sheep, goats, cows, and camels entered the UAE through various ports. This figure was 325,524 last year. The safety initiative is part of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment's efforts to facilitate animal trade in the country and meet the demand of the local market for sacrifice.