North Dakota: Muslims slaughter sheep in apt complex parking lot, no charges filed

The new norm? Source: No violations in killing of sheep | Bismarck Tribune – Sep 5, 2017 | h/t Chris

A religious slaughter of a sheep in town Friday morning led Bismarck Police to request an opinion for future, similar matters.

Lt. Steven Scheuer said officers, including animal control, responded to a report of a sheep being killed in a common parking area for apartments on the 2500 block of North Eighth Street. Police spoke with the man and woman there who were performing a ceremony in accordance with their Muslim faith, according to Scheuer.

The couple will not face charges, but police sent the report to the Bismarck city attorney’s office for guidance, Scheuer said.

“We want to be respectful of people’s religious beliefs, but we also want to consider the environment that this is in,” Scheuer said.

Assistant city attorney Jason Hammes said no specific ordinance or health code provision appeared to be violated.

“I didn’t see anything on this that jumped out as over-the-top disorderly,” said Hammes, adding that a bigger issue would be if the live sheep had been kept in town as livestock, including poultry, beef and sheep, are not allowed in city limits. Awareness of related ordinances and health codes would also benefit similar situations as this, Hammes said.

Muslims celebrated Eid al-Adha on Friday, a holy time of sacrifice. Worshippers observe Eid al-Adha with prayer and the sacrifice of animals, such as goats and sheep.

So, slaughtering sheep in the parking lot is permitted in North Dakota? No zoning  or health violations of any sort?

Muslim immigration is bringing third world behaviors and health risks directly into the communities where Muslims are resettled. Americans are witnessing the same in Fresno, California where Muslim refugees slaughter animals in their backyards.

*For those on Twitter too lazy to read the article sourced from the Bismark Tribune, the image above is obviously NOT in North Dakota.


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