The Jakarta Post
Residents of Pulo mas, East Jakarta, whose homes are located within 1-kilometer of Jakarta International Equestrian Park, Pulomas, are supporting the Jakarta administration’s decision to ban the slaughtering of animals in the area over the next few weeks, including during Idul Adha.
The temporary ban was introduced to prevent the spread of anthrax among horses that will compete in this year’s Asian Games from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2. Idul Adha, the day on which Muslims sacrifice cattle, is scheduled to fall on Aug. 22 this year.
Residents near Nurul Huda Mosque were at first shocked by the policy, but they eventually accepted it following three briefings held by the administration since July.
“It’s not a ban on sacrificing animals, it’s a temporary distancing of their slaughtering,” said an Idul Adha committee member and head of a neighborhood unit (RT) near...