Eid Halal Slaughter in Gaza: "Worst Animal Cruelty in History"

One animal was kneecapped by bullets fired from an assault rifle.


It's not a proper Eid unless you're stabbing a cow in the eye and jumping on its corpse.

That might be exaggerated, but still utterly demented and gruesome stuff. Still not the worst by Muslim standards. We're talking about a culture where soldiers demonstrated their courage by biting the heads off cats.

Shocking footage of cattle exported from Australia being tortured and killed in the streets of Gaza is being described by an Australian animal rights group as the worst animal cruelty case it has ever seen in the live export industry.

Footage shows what has been identified as an Australian bull being "knee-capped" by a man armed with an assault rifle, another stabbed in the eye and others having their throats hacked open in the streets of the Palestinian territory of Gaza.

The footage, filmed by local civilians and uploaded to YouTube, shows cattle tied to poles, trees and vehicles before being stabbed in the neck and eyes. One animal was kneecapped by bullets fired from an assault rifle.

Filmed by civilians during the Festival of Sacrifice, the footage shows cattle being terrorised by crowds and tortured in streets and makeshift slaughterhouses - all in breach of Australia's live export regulations.

Animals Australia packaged together more than seven minutes of harrowing footage from Gaza and sent it to all Federal MPs this week.

"So acceptable is this brutal treatment to locals that they are cheering and filming the spectacle on mobile phones," Animals Australian campaign director Lyn White said.

That's the genuinely disturbing part. This isn't animal slaughter, which obviously gets bloody, it's deliberate sadism, which is a whole other issue.

When people are laughing, filming and cheering, and taking part by just attacking animals, you're dealing with serial killer type stuff.

Animals Australia isn't shy about its agenda, which is a ban on live export of animals by Australia that would impact its economy quite badly. Its cases quite often involve animal abuse in Muslim countries. Labor, which was certainly not against live export when it was in power, has decided to jump on this in their scandal-a-minute assault on Tony Abbott, the country's new conservative Prime Minister.


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