Two things have prompted me to reassert my animals rights campaign, the first is the calving season in Victoria. I am forced to listen to the painful cries of mother cows as their babies are snatched from them for a miserable life of milking. The second is the Islamic festival of Eid, which sees animals slaughtered as sacrifice. The word Eid means breaking the fast and there are two main fasts a year in Islam. Animal sacrifice is the most barbaric of practices, it makes me sick to just think about it. Nowhere in the Qur’an does it say animals should be sacrificed in this barbaric way. It has become a matter of tradition and it should be outlawed. In many European countries now the practice is coming up against cruelty to animals laws. This needs to happen everywhere… And soon.
There is a growing vegan movement for Muslims happening across the world and hopefully this will bring about changes.