Popular social media cook, Yousif Zainal, has sparked outrage for slaughtering and cooking a BD 200 Peacock Live on his Instagram account which has over 200k followers.
The post received over half a million within hours of being published, while few followers found the act fascinating, majority of the viewers expressed disdain.
Yousif Zainal dismissed concerns, saying the bird was not listed as “endangered” by the National Geographic Society adding that all creatures used in his cooking videos are “halal”.
Bahraini animal activists called for the Chef to be held accountable for his “inhumane’’ and ‘’ disrespectful’’ actions, adding that the Peacock is listed as an endangered bird in Bahrain and should be protected instead of live cooking of peacock.
BSPCA Chairman, Mahmood Faraj, has lodged a complaint against the Chef at the Budaiya Police Station.