LETTER: Religious sacrifice of animals is cruel
RECENTLY worldwide outrage ensued when a lion was killed by a hunter.
Last week 100 million camels, goats, sheep and cattle were horrifically and brutally killed as part of the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice - but there was no outrage.
These animals would have suffered far more than Cecil and their deaths were every bit as unjustifiable.
Why did the killing of a ferocious lion evoke outrage yet the killing of 100 million gentle and inoffensive animals evoke nothing?
Is it because we enjoy eating the latter that we happily turn a blind eye to their suffering?