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Cairo looks to curb street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

标题:开罗希望能够在开斋节这天遏制街头屠杀羊群这一行为



An Egyptian vendor sits with sheep as he waits for customers at a market in Cairo ahead of the annual Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday

图:在一年一度的穆斯林宰牲节(古尔邦节)到来之前,开罗的一个市场上,一名埃及小贩和羊群坐在一起,等待顾客到来

Cairo (AFP) - Faced with scenes of blood flowing in rubbish-strewn roads and of streets littered with animal entrails, authorities in the Egyptian capital say they aim to crack down on the outdoor slaughter that marks one of Islam's main holidays.

开罗(法新社)——在面对街道上到处都是垃圾,流淌着鲜血,散落着动物内脏的场景,埃及首都当局表示,他们决定打击这场标志着伊斯兰主要节日之一的户外屠杀。

Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, is marked by Muslims sacrificing animals according to religious traditions at the end of the hajj annual pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.

宰牲节(Eid al-Adha)又称祭祀节(festival of sacrifice),在这个
一年一度的朝圣之旅结束时,
穆斯林会在麦加市和麦地那市按照宗教传统祭祀动物。



Offenders risk a fine of at least 5,000 Egyptian pounds ($280, 250 euros), a hefty sum that exceeds the average monthly wage in the country.

违法者将面临至少5000埃及镑(280250欧元)的罚款,这一庞大的数额超过了国家平均工资。

- 'Dirty and dangerous' -

肮脏和危险



In the crowded Sayeda Zainab neighbourhood near central Cairo, local merchants keep the sheep up for sale for the feast down muddy alleyways.

在开罗市中心附近拥挤的萨耶达·柴那不区(Sayeda Zainab),当地的商人在泥泞的小巷里出售为宴会而准备的羊。

Traders like Hussein Abul al-Aziz say they welcome the push to eliminate the killings in the streets and claim they don't engage in the practice.

像Hussein Abul al-Aziz这样的交易员表示他们欢迎消除和街头屠宰行为有关的努力,并声称他们不会参与这种行为。

"It is unacceptable to slaughter in the street, it must be done in an abattoir with a veterinarian who examines the animal and under the supervision of the health ministry," Aziz said, standing among his well-fed beasts.

“在街头宰杀动物是无法令人接受的,它必须在屠宰场里进行,兽医会对动物进行检查,这一切会在卫生部的监督下进行”身处其被喂养得壮实的牲畜中的Aziz如此说道。

But it clear that the message from the authorities has not reached most people.Local resident Ahmed Ragab shops around for a sheep for Eid al-Adha.

显然,来自当局的消息并没有传递给大多数人,当地的居民Ahmed Ragab正在为宰牲节准备一只羊。

The father in his fifties confides that he has not heard of the official sanitation drive and was planning to slaughter his animal in the street outside his house."But it is true that it's dirty and dangerous," he concedes.

这位50多岁的父亲透露,他并没有听到官方的卫生宣传活动,他打算在自家门外的大街上宰杀他的动物。他承认:“这确实很脏也很危险。”

- Religious edict -

宗教法令



It is not just Cairo officials who are seeking to dissuade people from street sacrifices.Egypt's state-sponsored Islamic religious authorities, which rule on sharia law, have also come out against the practice.

不仅仅是开罗的官员在试图劝阻人们不要在街上进行屠宰。由埃及国家支持的伊斯兰宗教当局也反对这种做法,他们统治着伊斯兰教法。



Most did not want to answer questions but it was clear they would meet customers' demands -- including butchering animals in the streets -- to make ends meet.

大多数人不想回答这个问题,但清楚的是,他们会满足顾客的需要——包括在大街上宰杀动物——用以维持生计。

"We'll do anything," one told AFP.

“我们愿意做任何事情”,其中一个人告诉法新社。