Talk of the Interior Ministry announcing a ban on grilling the heads of sacrificial animals in the streets: A controversial move

Fez, Morocco – A statement attributed to the Moroccan Ministry of Interior, the authenticity of which is unknown, has sparked widespread controversy on social media after it announced a permanent ban on grilling sacrificial animals in the streets and alleys of Moroccan cities.

Rationale for the decision

The justifications for this decision were explained in the attributed communication. The ministry said it comes “in an effort to maintain the cleanliness of streets and alleys in neighbourhoods, and to ensure the security and safety of traffic and public health.”

Fears of health risks

“The continuation of the traditional way of roasting the heads of sacrificial animals threatens the health of young people who practice this seasonal occupation, as well as causing annoying noise and posing a risk to the safety of passers-by,” the statement said.

Mixed reactions

The decision was met with mixed reactions on social media, with some in favour, emphasising the importance of preserving the cleanliness of the environment and the health of citizens. Others expressed their rejection of the decision, considering it an attack on one of the most important rituals of Eid al-Adha.

Fears of economic impacts

The decision has also raised concerns about its economic impact on families who rely on the profession of roasting the heads of sacrificial animals as a source of livelihood, especially in light of the difficult economic conditions that some live in.

Calls for alternatives

Some social media users have called for finding suitable alternatives to grilling the heads of sacrificial animals, ensuring the preservation of the environment and the health of citizens without compromising this important ritual.

It remains to be seen whether the Ministry of Interior will issue an official clarification on this decision or reconsider it.

From the website: Fez News

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