A video showing a group of men in an unknown location in Milton skinning a cow around the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha is garnering a lot of attention online.
"Take a look, a cow is being butchered the halal way on Eid-al-Adha as a sacrifice," says a man in the video in Urdu.
The video has been viewed more than 100,000 times after it was retweeted by Toronto Sun columnist Tarek Fatah.
Twitter user @KishanAnanthram says "It definitely looked like it was still alive. Its head moved a few times. So sad and horrific. Could they not kill it in a humane manner before they skinned it?"
But Halton Police say they don't believe the animal was alive while it was being skinned. Staff Sergeant Paul Davies told CityNews the animal was already dead in the video.