Muslim festival Eid al-Adha was completed this week with the ‘sacrifice’ of hundreds of millions of animals worldwide (10 million in Pakistan alone).
Every Eid, in designated areas, rivers of blood flow and blood and animal carcasses litter the streets. Slaughterhouses are filled to overflowing with goats, sheep, buffaloes and other animals to be sold for sacrifice.
In this article People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) report on a visit to a Mumbai slaughterhouse, and document shocking cruelty and rampant violations of animal protection laws.
They are now requesting that Muslims have mercy, and observe Bakr-Eid by distributing vegan foods, volunteering for charities, or taking other actions that don’t involve killing animals.