Halal slaughter is a cruel example of Islamic culture’s view on animal rights. Treatment of animals inside Muslim dominated areas is another.
By Nicolai Sennels
WARNING: This article contains graphic descriptions of animal cruelty. Young children and sensitive adults may wish to avoid reading this content.
“I’ve seen cats being played football with. I have seen cats with their legs torn off and their eyes gouged out. We see cats that have had their heads torn off, and ones that had skin ripped away, or had their legs and back broken.”
This is how a women working with the Danish Animal Protection describes some of the horrible treatment of animals in the Muslim dominated area of Vollsmose, a suburb of Odense, the third largest city in Denmark.
“The worst thing I saw was a bunch of kittens crawling around with their bowels hanging out because they had their bellies cut open,” she says.
Therese. S. Wilbert, Director of the Danish Cat Protection agrees that the area is unsafe, especially for cats:
“In Vollsmose, the degree of abuse for cats is worse than elsewhere in Denmark. It is usually children below ten years of age who abuse the animals,” she says. Wilbert says that in 2016 alone Cat Protection received 20-25 reports about animal abuse in Vollsmose, “but many cases are not reported, so the amount of animal cruelty is probably far greater.”