Inga Peulich MLC, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs has called on the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) to engage with Meat and Livestock Australia over their TV advertisement that associates Lord Ganesha, a Hindu god, with consumption of meat and wine.
Concerns have been raised by members of the Hindu community and Inga Peulich MLC has called on the VMC to take a lead to see if these matters can be resolved.
“There is always cause for concern when religions, religious practices or peoples values and views are unfairly or inaccurately depicted. Regrettably, the depiction of Lord Ganesha has caused offence to the Hindu community,” said Ms Peulich.
“The VMC needs to take a lead and engage with Meat and Livestock Australia to resolve this matter,” she added.