PETA appeals to go vegan on Eid, gets slammed by Muslim community on twitter

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or simply PETA on Wednesday morning appealed people to not hurt animals for Eid celebrations. “Animals don’t need to die for you to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Have a #vegan holiday,” PETA wrote on twitter. Along with the tweet it added a video showing a kid goat following dead body of mother which is being dragged by a car.

PETA is generally known for promoting veganism and making such appeals before almost every festival. However it seems like this appeal on the day of EID did not go down well with a large section of the Muslim community.

From accusing PETA of demeaning them to saying that they can’t expect everyone to be a Vegan, Muslims vocally protested against PETA on twitter.

Many however also welcomed PETA’s appeal.

While many also expressed surprise to the fact that PETA decided to make this appeal on Eid-al-Fitr, since the tradition of making animal sacrifice is observed my Muslims on Eid-ul-Adha also known as Bakri Eid in the subcontinent.