"The situation was extremely quietsays the commissioner Thibaut rebours, from Sens police. People reacted very positively to identity checks. It should be noted that most of them are in good faith, that is, they can perform this ritual slaughter on the spot. "
The religious festivities of Eid-el-Kebir commemorate the story of Abraham, ready to sacrifice his son to God before a sheep was replaced for him. The rite is therefore to be a "beast of herd"which is then shared with his family members and the poor, in parallel with blessings and prayers.
"Animals ritually sacrificed on this occasion can only be slaughtered in an approved slaughterhouse. ", remembers the prefecture. A judicial investigation has been opened. The killing of animals outside this legal framework is a crime that can be punished with a prison sentence of six months and a fine of 15,000 euros. In the department, the only place is located in Migennes.