Some time ago, the Saudi Arabian government stopped pilgrims from making their own sacrifice. Instead they now give money to pay for sheep to be killed, butchered and frozen in a processsing plant near Mecca, and for the meat to be sent to poor countries. The logical next step will be for the pilgrims' money to be used to pay for food aid to these same countries. That would put an end to the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Australasian sheep currently transported across the Indian Ocean each year to die in Arabia.
Now that the pilgrims in Mecca no longer sacrifice sheep with their own hands, it seems only a matter of time before Muslims elsewhere cease to be expected to do so.
P J Stewart