Do you kill your own goat?

How many people do you know that jump on the “qurbani is against animal rights” bandwagon? Are they right, or...

Zahra Peer Mohammed November 08, 2011
Do you kill your own goat?



It’s gross

Hmm… so where do you think your masala ribs come from? An organ donor?

How many people do you know that jump on the “qurbani is against animal rights” bandwagon every year around Bakra Eid?

How many do you know who blindly accept that children being exposed to acts of slaughter has no deterimental effect on them?

Reading the heated debate going on underneath the post “10 things I hate about bakra Eid” inspired me to go out there and shoot some reactions myself.

While those against the practice of animal sacrifice presented “gross” and “cruel” as supporting arguments, those in favour of it had interesting responses.

The sanest voice seemed to be the one that said that the spirit of Bakra Eid is lost on us; there is no bonding with the animal and no real sense of loss minus the hefty price tag that the goat/cow comes with.

How do you feel about the slaughter of cattle in one's home?
Zahra Peer Mohammed Former Blogs Desk Head and Senior Sub-Editor at The Express Tribune. She is a business graduate from the Queen's School of Business who tweets @ZahraPeer ( She blogs at
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Eymaad | 12 years ago | Reply @narayana murthy: and everyone is doing that ONLY KILLINGS mere doost
Ahmed HM | 12 years ago | Reply Silly article. The motive of these 'few' writers is quite obvious. No one is 'killing' or 'murdering' an animal. Islam recommends proper slaughter, including not hurting the animal and covering its eyes and also using a sharp knife. This Eid has a purpose. While the rich and the mod go to Gun Smoke or Arizona Grill for a 700 rupees Steak, this Eid results in poor getting meat which they cannot afford. I do believe that we should get slaughter houses for proper disposal and the streets not turning into flowing red rivers.
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