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Islamic ritual slaughter

Islamic ritual slaughter

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CHRISTOPHE VANDER EECKEN / REPORTERS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CHRISTOPHE VANDER EECKEN / REPORTERS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Islamic ritual slaughter. Man dressed in blood-soaked boots and apron, standing by a pool of blood. He has been carrying out Islamic ritual slaughters for the Eid al-Adha festival. Islamic communities kill hundreds of sheep during this period. For hygienic reasons many cities provide areas for this to take place, to avoid people killing the animals at home. The owner of the sheep keeps one-third of the meat, and gives two-thirds away to family and poor people. Photographed in Ghent, Belgium.

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