1t Muslim Ritual Sacrifice Bull Bolts From Cattle Lorry

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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The is the moment a bull weighing over a tonne being transported to be slaughtered in a Muslim ritual sacrifice jumps out of a lorry.

The bizarre scene was recorded at a petrol station in Bayburt province in north-eastern Turkey after the bull’s owner, Vehbi Akdeniz, pulled in to fill up his tank.

In the video, the bull can be seen moving in the flatbed lorry in a bid to free itself from the ropes tying it up. 

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The huge animal, reportedly weighing 1.2 tonnes, then leaps out of the lorry and onto the petrol station forecourt.

The animal’s legs buckle under the weight of the fall but it then manages to get back to its feet as an unidentified onlooker grabs it to try and control the animal.

The bull’s owner then runs over to keep the animal control and local media report it was taken back to the lorry.

The bull was reportedly being taken from the village of Mutlu to another village to be sacrificed as part of the Eid-al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) Muslim festival. Livestock are traditionally sacrificed as part of the festival.

Owner Akdeniz told local media: “The bull jumped off the lorry all of a sudden. Luckily it didn’t happen in traffic, it could have caused much greater damage. It could have overturned the lorry.

“The bull is not injured at all. It is ready to be sacrificed. It is very hyperactive. Usually, such a big bull cannot jump such a height. But this one is very aggressive, we have difficulty stopping it.”

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Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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