Remember Syukur Khamis? The boy known for chilling with his buffalos and the face behind the award-winning photo at the Asian Geographic: Images of Asia (IOA) 2018 awards last November.
Sad news, one of his beloved buffalo, Tongkol, has been slaughtered today morning at 6am, to celebrate the welcoming of Syukur’s two sisters-in-law which is expected to have around 3,000 attendees.
Syukur’s brother Muhammad Alias, 29, requested his father to have Tongkol replaced by another buffalo but because of its age, the buffalo had to be slaughtered.
The slaughter took place at his father’s friend’s place so that Syukur would not have to see the suffering of his beloved Tongkol.
Syukur is currently saddened for the loss of his pet but his brother claimed that another buffalo will soon take the place of Tongkol as Syukur’s favorite as that’s how it goes in the livestock business.
“When the time comes, it will be slaughtered and another will take its place.”