Michigan’s Muslim-majority city council approves animal sacrifice for religious purposes

A Detroit-area city on Tuesday voted to approve allowing residents to sacrifice animals at home for religious purposes

The Hamtramck City Council, whose members are all Muslims, approved the practice, 3-2, Tuesday. 

The matter was put up for a vote in December, but city council members kept a ban in place. The issue was revisited this month after legal advice and objections from resident Muslims, the Detroit Free Press reported.

“If somebody wants to do it, they have a right to do their practice,” Council Member Mohammed Hassan said.

Muslims often slaughter animals, especially goats or sheep, during the holiday of Eid al-Adha or pay someone to do it for them. Meat is shared with family, friends and the poor.

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