A mutton dealer has come up with a one-week course in butchery to help in animal sacrifice on Eid ul Adha.
Hyderabad-based Al Amin Meat Mart has come up with a one-week course in sheep sacrifice. The course will entail sacrificing the animal, skinning, cleaning, and cutting the meat into small pieces.
“The course is designed for common people. Training in sheep sacrifice and processing will be given to all those who enroll for it,” Al Amin Meat Mart manager Mir Arshad Ali was quoted by Telangana Today.
The meat store circulated a poster on social media and soon was bombarded with calls inquiring about it. “People are keen to know about it and many want to learn the skill so that they can take up the task themselves in case they do not find a butcher in time,” Arshad said.
The fee for the course is Rs 2,000 and anyone above the age of 15 is eligible. “People have to enroll with us, and we will provide them with the sheep and necessary equipment. Experienced butchers, who have been in the profession for decades, will train them,” he said.
As a practice, Muslims sacrifice sheep, goats, and cattle on Eid ul Adha – a festival that is celebrated for three consecutive days. Nevertheless, due to the huge sale of cattle, the demand for butchers is also high. To cash in on this demand, butchers from neighboring Vikarabad, Mahabubnagar, Kurnool, Sangareddy, Yadadri Bhuvanigiri, and Nalgonda districts come to Hyderabad. They charge Rs 1,000 to process one sheep.