PETA Targets Hindu Festivals Under The Garb Of Animal Rights?
PETA started a recent campaign asking people to go leather-free this Raksha Bandhan.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is in the midst of a controversy after it has been alleged that it has targetted Hindu festivals under the pretext of a its new leather-free campaign. Recently, PETA India posted about Raksha Bandhan and also installed hoardings at some places, in which people were appealed to celebrate the festival in such a way that cow skin is not used in it, since which the matter is disputed. On Saturday (July 18), PETA started a targeted campaign against noted columnist and author Shefali Vaidya after she asked it to stop selective outrage on Hindu festivals. Vaidya and PETA India engaged in a virtual exchange of words battle on Twitter, following which the animal rights organisation started the campaign against her.
Yes, major ‘Indian religions’ is correct. Once again, thank you for accepting that Izlam and Christianity are not INDIAN religions. Is that why @PetaIndia preaches only to Hindus and is scared of mentioning #EidAlAdha? @PetaIndia, I seem to have REALLY gotten under your skin 🙂 https://t.co/u7K0vkwNTT
— Shefali Vaidya. (@ShefVaidya) July 19, 2020
The context of the heated debate was a recent campaign by PETA, featuring a cow, where the animal rights activists had asked people to “go leather-free this Raksha Bandhan,” which left many social media users scratching their heads. Dr David Frawley, an American Hindu Acharya and a Hindutva activist also tweeted about the issue saying, “PETA has long targetted Hindu festivals but excused Islamic animal slaughter. Suggests a hidden political and religious agenda.”
PETA has long targeted Hindu festivals but excused Islamic animal slaughter. Suggests hidden political and religious agenda. https://t.co/l4cUw3RX9I
— Dr David Frawley (@davidfrawleyved) October 20, 2017
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