Children’s TV’s favourite cartoon pig could soon be axed after a British Muslim father launched an online campaign to have Peppa Pig banned.
Facebook page Muslims against Peppa Pig has already garnered nearly 2,500 followers. A Change.org petition, pushing for the show to be pulled from children’s TV, has also been set up.
According to Zayn Sheikh, the man behind the drive, the ‘haram’ character is preventing young children from developing into good Muslims. He says he took action after his young son declared he want to be a pig rather than a doctor.
“For us Muslims it is very important that we do not eat meat of the pork,” Sheikh from Bradford said in a video posted on the Facebook page.