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Adha Mubarak: PETA Stands Silent

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).

A Palestinian butcher holds a knife as he slaughters a sheep outside a butcher shop in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 19, 2007 on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, to mark the end of the haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. REUTERS/Loay Abu Haykel (WEST BANK)

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.

Typical moonbats.
Not an Eid al-Adha greeting. (Click to zoom)

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 meals.

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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#1 Izzy 19-Dec-2007
BTW, the son that Abraham almost sacrificed at G-d's command was Isaac, and not Israel/Jacob.
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