Bull boasts record price for sacrifice in Bangladesh

by Naim-Ul-Karim

Hundreds of people have been clicking selfies with Juboraj, or Prince, a giant bull that is being offered for sacrifice on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at a record price of 4 mln taka, or about 50,000 U.S. dollars reports Xinhua.

Juboraj is drawing extra attention of customers and visitors at the market. Owner Mohammad Shah Alom Miah said it is a special type of foreign breeds at his firm.

Alom’s Abdullah Agro and Dairy Firm raised the bull at the country’s Jhenaidah district, about 130 km away of capital Dhaka, and has brought it recently in Dhaka’s largest Gabtoli cattle market for sale.

The age of the cattle, weighing 2,015.51 kg, is about three and a half years old.

Alom offers another cattle as a gift for the buyer of the bull and expressed the hope that it will soon be sold to become Bangladesh’s most expensive sacrificial animal since its independence in 1971.

With Eid al-Adha, the festival of animal sacrifice, just around the corner, cattle market places in Dhaka are now brimming with hundreds of thousands of eye-catching sacrificial animals.

Muslims slaughter sheep, cows and goats to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son on God’s command.

Cattle markets in the city of around 20 million dwellers were seen Friday to be flooded with customers and a large number of cows, goats, sheep, camels and buffalos from across the country.

Bangladeshi Muslims on Aug. 12 will celebrate Eid al-Adha and is expected to sacrifice over 10 million animals during this year’s Eid occasion.

After Eid prayers on that day, Muslims sacrifice animals such as sheep, cows, goats and camels in the name of Allah almighty.

Ahead of the Eid, millions of Dhaka residents are expected to leave the capital city for their home villages where they will celebrate the festival with families and kin.

Every Muslim who has financial means sacrifices animals and distributes the meat to family members and the poor.

Millions of Muslims and non-Muslim poor people in Bangladesh, who cannot afford to buy meat even once in a year, get a chance of eating meat up to satisfaction as rich people will distribute much meat of their sacrificial animals among their poor neighbors and relatives.