In my opinion, it voids the sacrifice.”
Thousands of animals are sacrificed during the religious tradition across the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
“I hope people start considering their impact on their surroundings when carrying out this religious tradition,” argued Samir Jalal, another resident of the neighborhood.
Jalal called on people to dispose of animal waste in a designated area to maintain the streets clear and avoid affecting nearby neighborhoods with the smell of rotting meat.
Local authorities noted they have advised people to dispose of their waste in a designated area far from urban centers, by which, they have affirmed, people often fail to abide.
Leftover animal parts are often sold at a low price during the holiday but do not always get sold.
Environmental pollution and littering during the Eid holiday have been a complaint shared across the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
Editing by Nadia Riva
(Additional reporting by Hemin Dalo)