Bakra Eid (Eid-ul-Azha) marks the increase in demand of Goats and hence the increase in price but that’s normal. The thing which is surprising is that for the first time ever, vendors are turning to online marketplaces like OLX to sell their Goats.
As of now, only on OLX 2,466 ad posting for selling Goats have been made. Majority of the ads have been posted by vendors residing in south Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the state with maximum number of ads is Maharashtra (658).
Here’s a screenshot of some of the ad postings on OLX
Though the price of Goats vary a lot but the average price could be between 18000 – 25000 INR per Goat which is obviously high as compared to the price of Goats sold offline but again the deal price depends upon how well you can negotiate with the buyer.
And as a matter of fact, selling and buying of Goats on OLX is not at all illegal. After going through these posts, this question popped up in my head whether such offerings could be made on online marketplace like this? so, I read the policies of OLX and here’s what I found.
OLX Rules about Birds & Animals
- In birds, we only allow Chickens, Roosters, Chicks, Geese, Emus, Pigeons, Turkeys & Ducks
- In Animals, we only allow Dogs, Cats, Fishes, Bovine, Pigs, Equines, Rabbits, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Goats
- Birds and animals used for fighting or racing is strictly prohibited
- OLX only allows ads selling Meat & Eggs of the animals/birds listed above with an exception of Cow meat.
- We do not allow animals & birds which fall under the restricted category as per THE INDIAN WILDLIFE (PROTECTION) ACT 1972 & WORLD WILDLIFE FEDERATION.
So, just to clear it up, selling Goats on OLX is not at all illegal.
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