Sacrificial Free Sheep Offered With TV at Israeli Shop
Veterinary authorities close down grim promotion
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2010 2:40 AM CST
Muslims sacrifice livestock at Eid to celebrate Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son.   (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

(Newser) – It's sheep-slaughtering time among Israel's minority Arabs and an electrical appliance shop is cashing in with a buy-one-get-one free offer—but in this case, the freebie is a sheep. The shop offered a free sheep, to be sacrificed on today's Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, with any purchase of a TV or fridge, the Telegraph reports. Israeli veterinary authorities stepped in to cancel the promotion after just a few hours.