Letters

From all-creatures.org
and The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation

Letter from Jenny Moxham to the Editor: Sheep slaughter in a sea of blood - 22 Nov 2010

AN incredibly brutal event slipped by last week with barely a mention in the Australian press. I’m referring to the barbaric sacrificing of 800,000 Australian sheep during the the three-day Islamic Festival of Sacrifice or Eid al Adha. In 2006, Animals Australia investigators visited the Middle East during the Eid and described a ‘‘sea of blood’’ as animals were brutally slaughtered.

They witnessed sheep and cattle being kicked, beaten, dragged off boats by their ears and legs and tossed from trucks. They witnessed sheep being tightly bound with twine and thrown into car boots and cattle having their tendons slashed and eyes stabbed with knives.

Jenny Moxham,

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