Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid-al-Adha on Friday by sacrificing livestock and sharing the meat with family and friends. The tradition has an ancient backstory for Muslims, commemorating Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his own son Ismail on a request from God.
The celebration now has a modern, tech-savvy offshoot in India: you can skip the stench and mania of the cattle market and buy a live goat on the Internet, all from the comfort of your home.
OLX, an online marketplace, has hundreds of goats for sale across India, ranging from a few dollars per animal to as much as $10,000.
“Healthy,” “attractive” and even “cute” — there are page after page of descriptions and galleries.