Squeamishness aside, NoS has been apathetic towards personally slaughtering the sacrificial animal on Eid ul Adha, and this year, has exhorted his desire to have it performed overseas and the meat distributed to those in need there. My own view is that as much as possible, we should be physically and actively involved in the sacrifice. Differing views aside, I came across the following hadith on this site:-
Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (radhiyallahu anhu) narrates that once on the occasion of qurbani The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said to his daughter Fatima (Radhiyallahu anha):
“O Fatima! Stand near your qurbani animal and witness its sacrifice, for verily every drop of blood is forgiveness for your past sins.”
She then inquired:
O Prophet of Allah! Is this virtue specially for us, the Ahle Bait (Family of Rasool), or is it for the entire Ummat?
The Prophet upon whom be peace replied:
“It is for us as well as for the rest of the Ummat.”
[Musnad of Imam Bazzar]