hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare / hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare


Ethical law in killing



















One may question, didn't God give man dominion over the animals (Genesis 1.26)? Yes, but later He also forbade their use for food (Genesis 1.29). Do not confuse the terms dominion and domination. Dominion means guardianship, not killing or exploiting. It is clearly an injustice to raise and breed animals solely for meat. Each year, billions of animals and birds are being killed for food. While most animals are killed in the slaughterhouses, many are killed for so-called sports, such as in games like cock fights. While killing the poor animals, people don't consider the animals' pain. Even though Lord Jesus said, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," many have no feelings for the animals' suffering. In Vedic civilization also it is said, "In this world, those who see other's pain and pleasure as their own pain and pleasure are said to be wise." Even though animals and birds do not speak our language, they do scream with pain while they are being killed. Every creature that moves on this planet is a child of God; therefore, each civilized man must protect them. Having pleasure at the cost of others' lives is a crime in the Karmic law. "He who kills an ox is like he who kills a man." (Isaiah 66.3). No one can hide his actions from the wide eyes of the Lord. For every action there is a equal and opposite reaction. Finding such ethical reasons, many great people of this world became attracted to vegetarianism. If there is any consequence suffered by the vegetarian, that consequence is considered to be the least one of all.




















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