A message is circulating on WhatsApp with a claim that Bill Gates supported animal sacrifice on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.

The message features a quote allegedly by Bill Gates posted on his page. "I do not want to hate Muslims because of their sacrifice during Eid ul Adha. There are millions of animals killed daily in the restaurants of KFC, McDonald's, and Burger King. This is in order to feed the rich and earn a lot of money. Muslims on Eid sacrifice these animals to feed the poor. Have we lost our minds?" reads the quote

Same quote posted by several Facebook users attributing it to Bill Gates.

The archive of the post can be accessed here.

The archive of the post can be accessed here.

Fact check:

The quote in support of animal sacrifice is not related to Bill Gates and the claim made in the message is FALSE.

Upon searching on Google with keywords of the exact quote, NewsMeter came across an original tweet by a user posted on Aug 10, 2019.

Archive of the Tweet can be accessed here.

Also, We did not find any tweet from the official handle of Bill Gates but several users tweeted a screenshot of quote allegedly tweeted by Bill Gates on Aug 15, 2019.

Archive of the Tweet can be accessed here.

Upon reverse image search of the screenshot and keyword search, we came across several fact-checked articles dating back to Aug 2019. These articles identified this quote as a Photoshopped Tweet and not related to Bill Gates.

Here is the list of fact-checked articles confirming the same; Alt News, News Central, Factly, and others.

Hence Bill Gates did not comment in support of animal sacrifice on Eid-ul-Adha. And the quote is FALSELY attributed to Bill Gates.

Claim Review :   Microsoft founder Bill Gates support animal sacrifice on Eid-ul-Adha
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Vamsi Krishna Pothuru

Vamsi Krishna Pothuru completed his Masters in Communication from The University of Hyderabad. He has interned with The New Indian Express and Kriti Social Initiatives. With the specialization of media research in masters, he submitted his thesis on the topic of "Fact-checking Initiatives and their response to Fake News in India." He believes that fact-checkers have a huge role to play in the fight against fake news which is a dangerous undercurrent in social media reinforcing hatred and false perceptions. Along with fact-checking, he is also interested in writing about environmental issues and human interest stories.

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