Eid: Muslim Films Himself Slaughtering Sheep in Bathtub
A Muslim resident of the southern French city of Nice recorded himself slaughtering a sheep in his bathtub for the Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday and posted the video on social media.
The video, which is a series of short clips filmed on snapchat, shows the Muslim man taking a sheep in his car, the sheep walking around his apartment, and then the slaughter of the sheep in the bath, which can be heard struggling to breathe while bleeding to death.
According to a report from local newspaper Nice-Presse, the man in the video, who shows his face twice, was reported to the police by Mr Vardon, as the home slaughter of animals is illegal in France and only three slaughterhouses were permitted to slaughter sheep for the Islamic festival in the region.
In neighbouring Belgium, home slaughter is also largely banned — but authorities in EU and national capital of Brussels say they found 460 carcasses of sheep on the streets, generally placed in plastic bags, following Eid al-Adha, which they claim is an increase since last year.
Just days before, authorities in two provinces in the French-speaking Wallonia region seized around 70 sheep that were set to be illegally slaughtered for the holiday.