The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( PETA) shared a video that went viral, while the content of the video might be sensitive, it also contained the below wrong claim:
This is heartbreaking 💔
— PETA (@peta) June 4, 2019
“Animals don’t need to die for muslim to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. ”
Fact Check 1: True, but misleading.
It’s known that Muslims don’t celebrate Eid al-Fitr that comes after Ramadan by killing any animal, the practice of sacrificing animals happens in Eid-al-Adha. The sacrificed animals, called aḍḥiya (Arabic: أضحية), known also by the Perso-Arabic term qurbāni, have to meet certain age and quality standards or else the animal is considered an unacceptable sacrifice.
The official website of PETA mentioned a claim in an article by saying ” This Eid al-Adha, break your fast with tasty vegan dishes like this Mock Lamb Shammi Kebab”. Eid-al-Adha does not come after any fasting to be break.