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Location: Muscat, Oman/ Bangalore, India

Round Peg....in a square hole. That describes me! All my life I have never quite fit in ... now I have just given up trying to live up to the expectations of the square hole or trying to find a round one!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Eid on a bleat note

Our neighbour, Pakistanis, slaughtered 4 goats in their house today.

It was rather horrible hearing the goats bleating out and straining at the ropes to get away.

We played loud music and shut all windows and drew the curtains at home but it did not make us feel any better.

For the neighbours, this is an annual event they look forward to.

Qatar bans any slaughter of animals within residential premises and this rule is strictly enforced.I am surprised Oman does not have similar laws.

A day will surely dawn when we stop associating festivities with slaughter or sport with the hunting. I hope so!


Anonymous Khalid Zandol said...

Sucks...My Malbari neghbours did the same sick ritual today.

11:20 AM, January 12, 2006  
Blogger Chulupu said...

ALthough EID is festivities, but Slaughtering is a religous requirement during EID!

4:34 AM, March 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yuk, it is a requirement but not in close proximity to the neighbours how barbaric!

There has to be a better way. We are living in the 21st Century and driving modern cars living the modern live but still slaughtering animals in gardens. Move on.


6:53 PM, June 28, 2006  

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