On the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, millions of goats, sheep, and other animals are slaughtered for sacrifice – 11.18 million cows, buffaloes, goats, and sheep will be sacrificed in Bangladesh alone this year. But as our vegan and vegetarian Muslim friends know, there are other, kinder ways to observe the holiday.
Treating all beings with kindness and respect is one of the cornerstones of Islamic teachings.
“There is not an animal that lives on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but they form communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they all shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.”
No matter what religion you follow, you can honour your faith without harming animals. Commit to helping the less fortunate – including animals – and begin a cruelty-free lifestyle today. PETA India is here to help: