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French mayor threatens to jail anyone dumping sheep carcasses after Muslim festival of Eid
by Romina McGuinness
A French mayor told Muslims they could no longer dump sheep carcasses into the town's skips following Monday's celebration of Eid-ul-Adha, the "festival of Sacrifice".
The religious holiday, also known as the Greater Eid, is the second most holy festival in the Muslim calendar, and remembers the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his own son in the name of God.
Muslims celebrate by sacrificing a cow, a sheep, or a goat, and by sharing the meat with members of their family and close friends.
But Gérard Darmanin, the mayor of Tourcoing, a city located to the northeast of Lille, said that Muslims would have to find another way to dispose of the animals' bodies, and warned that they should not actually be slaughtering them in their own homes.
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