The Jakarta Post
The North Jakarta Fisheries, Agriculture and Food Security Agency (KPKP) has checked the health of 9,799 sacrificial animals in six districts in North Jakarta ahead of Idul Adha (Islamic Day of Sacrifice), which falls on Friday.
“From the examination, we found 66 sick animals in six districts,” the head of the North Jakarta KPKP, Rita Nirmala, said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.
The 66 unhealthy animals consisted of six cows, five sheep and 55 goats. Another 34 animals were too young.
Rita said there was a significant increase in healthy animals compared to last year. Last year, there were 8,544 healthy animals for Idul Adha, fewer than this year's 9,733.
The celebration of Idul Adha on Sept. 1 requires Muslims to slaughter animals to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to obey God's command to sacrifice his son Ismail.
The health of sacrificial animals is a major concern of the city administration ahead of Idul Adha. (hol)