The prefecture in Savoy reminds you of all the rules regarding the slaughter of animals, as it is the occasion of Eid Al Adha (a Muslim religious holiday), which will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9. The regulations require that ritual slaughter of animals be done in a slaughterhouse that has been approved by the prefect. In Savoie, four slaughterhouses are: the Bourg-Saint-Maurice slaughterhouse, the Saint-Etienne-de-Cuines slaughterhouse, the Chambery slaughterhouse and the Gaec Lison slaughterhouse in Chamousset. Reminder from the prefecture: Reservations for slaughter places are mandatory.
A prefectural decree was created to ensure that Eid Al Adha runs smoothly. Between June 19 and July 24, it is prohibited to sell, transport, deliver, or donate cattle, sheep, and goats, except to designated slaughterhouses and breeding sites that are regularly reported to the Departmental Livestock Establishment. It is also forbidden to keep live animals by anyone not registered as a breeder.
The Savoie prefecture reminds that animals transported in conditions that are not conducive to their well-being can result in a fine up to 750 euros. It is illegal to slaughter animals outside of the slaughterhouse. This offense is punishable with a fine up to 15,000 euros and six months imprisonment.