ISLAMABAD: With Eid-ul-Azha around the corner, grownups and children alike are super excited to buy the sacrificial animals at a decent price and make their ways home along with the animals.
A certain risk, however, surrounds the animals with respect to their health. Even though large cattle markets have been set up across the country, yet there are close to no facilities available for the treatment of animals in various veterinary clinics and animal hospitals, media reported.
According to the report, in many of the hospitals either the staff is not available to entertain the shepherds and their animals or there is a lack of proper instruments needed to treat the cattle.
Such circumstances only mean that not only are the animals bound to suffer from illness, but the ones who will eat the sacrificial meat are also prone to diseases that on many occasions may prove to be fatal.
A lack of proper treatment means that the animals are already being infected and attacked by various insects and other pests.
This indicates the fact that many animals may not even make it to Eid Day. Something as deadly as the Congo Virus also infects the animals largely, the report further said.
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— The Daily Mail - People's Daily