KARACHI – Every Eidul Azha, tanneries buy millions of hides across the country that gives a major support to the leather industry. Not only these hides but other wasted items, such as offal, are used in several other manners to serve humans. Around 16 million animals are sacrificed every year in the country. The selling and buying of cattle head during Eid days generates business of billions of rupees. However, it has registered a slight decrease in the last five years.  Last year, about 9 million animals were sacrificed. Of these, 0.6 million offerings were made in Karachi. Experts say that the local market has been adversely impacted due to the increased ratio of cattle smuggling cases over the past few years. Animal traders/exporters have been moving more animals across the borders than they are supposed to. Vendors are demanding very high prices from customers; the situation has somewhat brought the number of sacrifices made in the country down. According to a survey, five million goats and four million cows were sacrificed on Eid last year.  Abdul Qadir, who works in Korangi Industrial Area, says a factory behind his office collects animal offals and after processing, the same are exported to China, to be used for treatment of those affected by consumption of alcohol. He says that intestines exported from here are used to preserve meat by many countries, likewise. The City District Government Karachi collects offals and other wasted products of animal and dump the same in trenches in different areas. This process gives the best quality of organic compound for plants.OVER 50,000 OFFALS DISPOSED OF: The Administration of Saddar Town has proven its efficiency by quick disposal of offals of the sacrificial animals on Eidul Azha, spraying anti-insects medicine at the sites where the animals were sacrificed. Members of Sindh Assembly from MQM including Tahir Qureshi, Muqeem Aalam Advocate and Shoab Ibrahim along with Chief Officer of Saddar Town Asim Ali Khan visited various areas of the town to see the municipal arrangements in this regard, said a news release here Sunday.The Town Administration picked more than 50,000 offals to the collection points set up in different areas of the town with the help of sanitary staff, dumpers, loaders, open trucks and Suzuki pickups. Later on, these offals were taken to and buried in the trenches dug for this purpose in a scientific way. Fertilizer will be made from these offals which would used to support parks and central islands in the town.