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Cairo Introduces Fine of EGP 10,000 for Eid Sacrifices in the Street

The governorate will establish public butcher shops and similar spaces where animals can be slaughtered cleanly, and in accordance to guidelines set by the Ministry of Environment.

The governorate of Cairo announced that it will be enforcing an environmental law to prevent slaughter of sacrifices in the streets during Eid al-Adha, which is punishable by up to EGP 10,000 in fines. The governorate will establish public butcher shops and similar spaces where animals can be slaughtered cleanly, and in accordance to guidelines set by the Ministry of Environment.


Slaughtering on the streets has been criminalized since 1966. According to article 53 in agricultural law, it is illegal to slaughter an animal on the street in any village or state if there is a space that is made specifically for that purpose.


The display tents where slaughtered cattles are displayed have also been banned, so as to not disturb the flow of traffic. The Ministry of Environment indicated that they have survey units working throughout the evenings, and whoever is caught slaughtering or displaying meat on the street will be swiftly administered and fined.


Any slaughter inside these governmental butcher shops and spaces will be completely free of charge throughout the entirety of Eid al-Adha.