France is a secular country which guarantees religious freedom within its borders. Nevertheless, certain religious practices have proved difficult to "integrate ". The domestic sacrifice of cAyd al-kabîr, a Muslim feast of great importance, provides a case in point. It is often performed in clandestine spaces, ill-adapted to its practice. As a result, it creates problems for human and animal health, environmental pollution, and public order. Based on 10 years of observation of this feast in the Parisian region, we address the following question: is there a place for Muslim sacrifice in France ?
Anthropology, Animal, Sacrifice, Islam, France, Urban environment.