The beautiful religion of Islam has always viewed animals as a special part of God's creation. Both the Qur'an and the Hadith offer many examples of kindness, mercy, and compassion for animals.
Thanks to Westernized factory farming methods that are used in many parts of the world, animals suffer hideously in the industries that kill them to produce meat, milk, and eggs. These products not only bring pain and suffering to the animals themselves, but they are also implicated in a variety of human diseases, including cancer, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The intensive production of animals for food is also extremely damaging to the Earth and the environment.