LAHORE - Sacrificial animals have started arriving in the City ahead of Eid-ul-Azha which is likely to fall on November 28. However, the Lahorites are taking little interest in the animals due to high prices of goats and sheep. The sacrificial animals like cows, buffaloes and camels have not yet arrived in abundance. City District Government Lahore (CDGL) has notified sale points of sacrificial animals in the City like previous years. However, the traders of animals are setting up their own sale points on various busy roads and populated areas of the City unlawfully. The growing number of animals not only creates troubles for the citizens but also for the commuters and vehicles on various busy roads. The waste of such animals also causes blockade of sewerage system that creates environment problems. An official of CDGL told that authorities concerned had asked the administrations of all the nine towns of the City to prepare suggestions in order to improve the administrative matters including security affairs of such approved sale points of the sacrificial animals. He said after receiving such lists of sale points, the animals traders had been instructed to sell their animals on the approved sale points and animal markets till Eid and in case of any violation of the rules, they would be fined. However, violation on the part of animals traders is continued as they are setting up their own sale points in the streets and on the roads of different populated areas particularly in northern and central parts of the City. On the other hand, the animals traders are also establishing sale points in an officially approved animals market of the City located at Band Road 'Bakarmandi that are growing rapidly even without getting the permission of the authorities. A trader Manzoor Ahmed of Sahiwal alleged the CDGL officials are giving permission for the sale of animals only those who were bribing them for working there and such an activity would ultimately result in increasing the prices of animals. He said the prices of sacrificial animals had almost doubled as compared to the previous years due to various reasons including the increase in prices of animals feed and other expenditures like transportation, residence, government fees and transportation.