Is it permitted to sacrifice a horse, a deer or other halal game animals?
You cannot sacrifice a horse, a deer or other game animals like chicken, cock, goose or other poultry. According to verses 28 and 34 of Surat Al-Hajj, the sacrifice must be one of the an’aam animals. The verses 143 and 144 of Surat Al-An’aam explains this (an’aam animals) as ‘eight pairs’ meaning male and female sheep, goat, cattle and camel. Other kinds of animals cannot be sacrificed.