Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Moroccan MP Rim Chabat called on Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch to request King Mohammed VI to take the decision to cancel the Islamic ritual of sacrificing a sheep this year during Eid El Adha.
The daughter of Hamid Chabat, former Secretary General of the Al Istiqlal party, said the Moroccan monarch could sacrifice one sheep on behalf of all Moroccans.
Chabat’s rationale behind this request is “to ensure that the prices of meat return to their original prices,” including “to prevent a significant increase in meat prices after the religious holiday.”
She also urged the government to support small-scale farmers and breeders by providing them with fertilizers, animal feed, seeds, and any other resources they need.
It is worth reminding that amid Eid Al Adha, Morocco will import this year 100.000 sheep, a first in the country’s history.
The Moroccan Times.