The marketplace of the future is digital, and cattle-shopping will not be left behind.
It is encouraging to see that our entrepreneurs are now using technology to tackle the various issues surrounding the buying of sacrificial animals.
A repeated concern during Eid-ul-Azha in Bangladesh has been the issue of hygiene, and the unsanitary way in which the streets are lined with the aftermath of the sacrificial slaughter.
But now, there are e-commerce sites which cater to this very problem, allowing customers to buy cattle online, and delivering them right to their doorsteps.
Slaughter and meat-processing services are also available, as well as the assurance that no unhealthy hormones have been used on the animal.
When it comes to general hygiene in the city, Dhaka has a long way to go.
The online cattle market does not in any way mean more traditional Eid cattle markets will go away -- it just adds an option and makes life easier.
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