Update: One wonders whether PETA would call this a "holocaust", considering they have no problem using the terminology against food producers in the United States.
You know what they say: If ten million sheep do not induce PETA to weep, I'd say their goose is cooked.
Or something like that.
Eid al-Adha is the annual celebration of Abraham's offer to sacrifice his son
Israel Isaac at the altar, or in the Islamic version of the story, Ibrahim's offer to sacrifice Ishmael. This, of
course, involves the sacrifice of one's "best domestic animals," usually sheep, goats, cows, or camel.
Don't worry, your breakfast is safe: It took me a while to find a photo of the Eid al-Adha holiday that wasn't too graphic to post here. If you really are in the mood to be grossed out, don't let me rain on your parade (content warning: Most images are of graphic violence against tasty animals).
So, seeing how this ancient ritual involves what some might consider to be "cruel" treatment to animals, I hopped right on over to PETA's website
to read their lengthy condemnation of what they're bound to describe as "horrific and needless killing." And, to absolutely no surprise, what do I get from PETA?Update:
As Michelle Malkin points out, PETA certainly has time on its hands for far more trivial pursuits
. But clamping down on actual
animal abuse? Not so much.
Yeah, that's right, Ye Olde Crickets
So, once again, when presented with a prime opportunity to illustrate and defend against actual
animal cruelty, PETA can't be bothered to comment. Notice that they feel just fine with trumping up charges of cruelty against an American
company, who are guilty of the worst thoughtcrime of all:—Preparing ham for Christmas
Then again, given their track record
, I reckon it's not
so much of a stretch to imagine PETA as some form of sinister, anti-Western front group.[Ed.:—Boy, I sure can be a dummy sometimes. I really do know that Abraham's son was Isaac, though I'm not quite sure how I mixed that up with Israel. I blame the hectic time of year—Yeah, thaaaat's the ticket!]
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