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.
We don’t even slaughter them like that, that in the video is a sin to us now why don’t you go first do some research before you insinuate and insult my religion don’t ever talk smack without facts
— aeysha (@aeyshaisdead) June 4, 2019
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) June 4, 2019
Do some fact checking before posting crap. Who slaughters a dead goat for any occassion?? Also not everyone has to be vegan on this planet, its a choice that one makes. so stop imposing it on everyone..
— Farhana فرحانہ (@FarhanaCvg) June 5, 2019
If this is meant to get people to think or change people’s behaviors- then try to get right holiday next time. Also some believable image that is actually tied to Muslims. You can do better! If this is meant to be an attack & attempt at emotional manipulation- then well played!
— Manal Omar (@ManalOmar) June 5, 2019
Many however also welcomed PETA’s appeal.
Lovely message by @peta
We really appreciate and encourage your transparency which is beyond religions.
— Karn (@01Karn) June 5, 2019
I have been vegetarian all my life. Meat is not a necessity at all.
— Sunil Kumar (@sunilkumar02) June 5, 2019
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.
Only if you know, bakra eid comes in August.
— Nikhil (@NykhilChopra_) June 4, 2019
— Tanmay Chatterjee (@aWeirdBong) June 4, 2019
— 𝒱𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓉𝒶 🇮🇳 (@vanitajain21) June 4, 2019