Are you eating “halal” meat? Did you know that your sheep have probably eaten chicken in their feed? Or that your dairy cows have probably had pork bones in their feed? A new article shows that this problem extends beyond meat in America—even animals in the Islamic world are fed these products.
Another result of the massive flight of Afghan refugees has been increased suffering on their transport animals. Employed to carry Afghans fleeing for their lives, these animals have incurred wounds and illnesses in the service of their handlers. Brooke Hospital for Animals has long been operating in Pakistan and is now directly involved in providing care for these animals.
“Meat for Thought”
An Egyptian journalist questions Western factory farming methods and suggests vegetarianism as an alternative.
- A Little Less Beef Is Not Such a Mad Idea by Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan
- A Muslim Reporter Explores the Science Behind a Vegetarian Diet:
"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" - Al-Qur'an, 6:38
"Whoever is kind to the creatures of God, is kind to himself." - The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), narrated by Abdallah bin Amru in Bukhari and Muslim collections