painted goats at at
Tue Dec 3 11:43:51 UTC 1996

>Can somebody provide me with more information and/or reference on the
>custom of painting the goat's fur before sacrifice? It seems to be use
>in Nepal, and somewhere else??
>For an example view

In the mountains of northern Pakistan, such goats have a patch of pink dye
on them. I asked why it was done and was told only that it identified the
goats to be sacrificed.

Of course, if it has non-Islamic connotations, people might not know about
them, or might not feel like discussing them.

Ruth Schmidt

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