During my last trip to Tunisia I found myself in the capital city during the hot days of their most important tradition, called “Eid Al Adha“, a rite of the feast of sacrifice, celebrated every year with the slaughter of millions of rams.

The Feast of the Sacrifice in fact recalls that Abraham was ready to have his son Ishmael killed to obey an order of Allah, and then replace him, by the will of God, with a ram. It is therefore the feast of faith and of total and undisputed submission to God (Islam), the essence of the Muslim religion. But also an opportunity for families to reunite and fun for the little ones.

Just in this period I came across many children who raised their sacrificial “pets” and then see them slaughtered by their families.