PETA targets Islam

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Islam is the latest target by animal rights lobby People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) with a PETA website being launched to promote vegetarianism to Muslims.

The new site - Islamic Concern - includes hadiths, quotations from the Qur'an and Fatwas on Vegetarianism.

PETA already operates a Jewish website alongside a Christian one and has claimed in the past that Jesus was a vegetarian.

Halal meat however is an important part of Islamic cuisine and tradition. After the month of Ramadan for example many Muslims break their fast with Haleem - a stew made from pounded wheat and mutton (or beef) made into a thick paste.

Islam is known for its strict adherence to tradition. Nudity, the promotion of pornography and using the sexual act to market a philosophy is at complete odds with the conservative religion.


Alia said...
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Alia said...

In Islam, if an animal is very scared when it comes to being killed, it is left to live until it is ready. Man has lived with meat for centuries. At least they don't force feed the animals, put them in cramped confined areas, or torture the animal, before killing it quickly with a sharp knife for minimal pain. This is so much better than how most American meat companies run and much more humane.

Admin said...

Alia, it is not just US meat companies who do it-bit most around the world. But yes the Islamic way sounds commendable: very intuitive.

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Eleyse said...

Muslims also cannot eat a disabled, disfigured, ill, injured or otherwise imperfect animal, so they have to take excellent care of their animals

Violet said...

I think that viewing the Islamic way of killing an animal is very idealistic and a sort of fantasy. I'm sure the animals suffer just as much as they do in factory farms. Neither way is ideal for the welfare of the animal. An idea way would be having the animals live in free pastures and then being killed quickly, not having its throat slit slowly or being tortured in a slaughter house...both ways are cruel and I do not commend them. I've seen videos of both and am disgusted..there are better ways, hence in Canada, I support free range, locally raised produce where the animals are raised 'at home' and when the time comes, they are killed on the farm they were raised on quickly and respectfully....these farms are not common and the meat is more expensive, but based on my opinion, this is ideal and I wish it was more readily available and more frequently supported.

Spike said...

I agree Violet.

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