Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Wednesday, 02.21.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 2  3  4  5  6  7  8
 9  10  11  12  13  14  15
 16  17  18  19  20  21  22
 23  24  25  26  27  28  29
 30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Dec 21,2007
Farm barred from hosting Muslim sacrifice
by UPI

PRINCETON, N.C. -- A North Carolina farmer who has long sold lambs and goats to Muslims for holiday sacrifices has been barred by the state from hosting the slaughters.

Eddie Rowe, who for the past six years has sold lambs and goats to Muslim families on the first day of Eid al-Adha -- which translates as "festival of sacrifice" -- and allowed them to conduct the ceremonial slaughters at his farm, was told by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that the practice created an unsanitary and illegal slaughter facility on his property, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

The department issued a restraining order barring Rowe from allowing the animals to be killed at his farm.

The farmer told the newspaper he refunded money from families that paid for their animal in advance, while others took their purchases to private locations for the killings -- a practice state officials said falls into a legal gray area and wouldn't result in prosecutions.

Some of Rowe's customers said they might lobby the state to allow the farm to host the rituals next year.

"I think we will have to go to the governor," customer Muhammad Mannan told the Times.

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1064 times read

Related news
Alberta pair charged over neglected horses by UPI posted on Mar 13,2008

Welfare for millionaires by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch posted on Dec 21,2007

OSU Wins College World Series! by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Jun 26,2006

Farm, zoo quarantined in southern England by UPI posted on Aug 15,2007

DEQ fines Sisters farmer $4,400 for oil spills by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Mar 13,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 6 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?