(Original post by slade p)
the animal will not suffer if you kill it efficiently so that there will not be suffering. killings an animal doesn't mean they will suffer. you sound like an animal rights extremist.
Are you seriously saying "Death" is not a negative experience?
Killing causes suffering, this is a fundemental aspect of human life.
As an individual who has taken the lives of humans and animals...I can attest to this.
You can't kill and do it without causing suffering.
"When we eat the flesh of a dead animal, we not only partake in ‘himsa’ in our own spirit, but we can also become affected by the spirit of the dead animal. In order to have been eaten the animal had to die. In dying, it felt pain, it struggled, cried, tried to continue living as long as possible. Since it was slaughtered, it died in fright, pain, mental and emotional anguish and struggle. Then it has to be skinned, gutted, processed and packaged to end up on a plate, decorated and consumed in human pleasure"
And the scriptures
"The purchaser of flesh performs himsa by his wealth; he who eats flesh does so by enjoying its taste; the killer does himsa by actually tying and killing the animal. Thus, there are three forms of killing. He who brings flesh or sends for it, he who cuts of the limbs of an animal, and he who purchases, sells, or cooks flesh and eats it-all of these are to be considered meat-eaters." (“Mahabharata,” 115:40)
Further, the “Mahabharata” (18.113.8) says: “One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one's own self
So unless you desire your own throat to be cut and flesh to beaten, you should not advocate doing it to another.