Muslim Drag Queen Wishes Sadiq Khan a Happy and Peaceful EID With Beautiful Vegan Hamper
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31 August 2017
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MUSLIM DRAG QUEEN WISHES SADIQ KHAN A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL EID WITH BEAUTIFUL VEGAN HAMPER
Asifa Lahore Delivers Delicious Vegan Foods to London Mayor to Encourage Generosity and Compassion for All During Holy Celebration
London – Asifa Lahore, Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen, delivered a hamper of vegan goodies from PETA to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s office today, ahead of Eid al-Adha.
“Eid al-Adha is a holy time of sacrifice and generosity to friends, family, and those in need,” says Lahore. “And none are more in need of our help and kindness than animals, which is why PETA and I encourage everyone, including Mayor Khan, to celebrate Eid with vegan foods and to invite friends and neighbours to share in the festivities.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that according to the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings, an act of cruelty to an animal is as bad as an act of cruelty to a human. In today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries, animals are typically crammed by the thousands into filthy sheds, torn away from their families, denied proper veterinary care, and mutilated. Choosing to eat vegan foods spares animals this immense suffering while reducing our risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.