Ahead of Bakr Eid, Muslim businessman has been selling goats on social media platform in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. As the market is closed, Mr Arif Khan decided to sell the goats online. For the first time online method to sell goats has been used in Indore.
In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, State Governments imposed lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Many markets in India are closed or partially open. In this situation, Mr Arif Khan decided to go with the online platform.
However, after a tweet from ANI, many people criticize the slaughtering of innocent animals on the occasion of Bakr Eid.
that God challenged Ibrahim to prove his faith in God and asked him to sacrifice something dearest to him. Ibrahim decided to give away his 13-year-old son Ismail as a gratitude to God on his command. However, looking at this gesture, God intervened by sending his angel Jibra'il (Gabriel), who then put a sheep in his son's place. From that day onwards, people commemorate this festival by sacrificing an animal.
A month before the festival, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has started a campaign to stop the sacrifice of goats. At many places, PETA has put up billboards proclaiming "I am ME, Not Mutton. See the Individual. Go Vegan."
Lakhs of animals are slaughter on the occasion of Bakr Eid every year in India. However, this year due to Coronavirus pandemic, it will be challenging for all State Governments to dispose of tons of animal waste safely.