‘Animal rights’ campaigners urge Germans to put pork in Halal sections of supermarkets

Campaigners on social media are encouraging Germans to place pork in the Halal sections of supermarkets, citing the unethical killing of animals. But although the activists say the campaign is about animal rights, others say it’s an attack on Muslims.

The campaign, which is spreading on social media under the hashtag #HalalChallenge, challenges people to “put pork on the #halalcounter and film it…then post the video to your Facebook timeline, or Instagram, or on YouTube or wherever, then nominate your friend to participate,” according to the official Facebook page.

Supporters of the project say it aims to bring awareness to the methods used to produce Halal meat.