I'm always amazed what people claim to be from Christian to Buddhist
whilst not even practicing the basic principles of faith.


Call Your self Christian


Thou shalt not kill - is not species specific.

Do unto others - again not species specific.

Eve ate of the flesh of the tree of life - might that be the animals depicted on the tree of life, not the fruit?


I doubt we will be God's most prized creation when he see how we have treated the rest of creation.

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ" - Mahatma Gandhi.


"Thou shalt not kill" does not apply to murder of one's own kind only, but to all living beings; and this Commandment was inscribed in the human breast long before it was proclaimed from Sinai." - Leo Tolstoy



Hinduism


Since Hinduism is practiced by the majority of India's population, Indian cuisine is characterized by its wide variety of vegetarian delicacies. However, the food habits of Hindus vary according to their community and according to regional traditions. Hindu vegetarians usually eschew eggs but consume milk and dairy products, similar to lacto-vegetarians. Milk and dairy products such as ghee or panir are part of the traditional food habits of India According to Hindu philosophy, a cow gives milk happily once its calf is fed well. So milk taken after its calf is fed is considered a gift from the cow.


So milk from dairy herds where the calf is killed for veal and the cow itself is abused and pumped full of hormones doesn't count.


To the Hindu, the cow represents all other creatures. Hindus believe that all living creatures are sacred—mammals, fishes, birds. The cow is more, a symbol of the Earth. It always gives and feeds, representing life and the support of life. Honoring the cow inspires in people the virtues of gentleness and connectedness with nature. The cow takes nothing but water, grass and grain, while it gives of its milk, as does the liberated soul give of his spiritual knowledge. 

In the Hindu tradition, the cow is honored, garlanded and given special feedings at festivals all over India, most importantly the annual Gopashtama festival. Its nature is represented in Kamadhenu, the divine, wish-fulfilling cow. In India, more than 3,000 institutions called Gaushalas care for old and infirm cows. The gift of a cow is applauded as the highest kind of gift.

"Cow protection to me is not mere protection of the cow. It means protection of all that lives and is helpless and weak in the world. The cow means the entire subhuman world." - Mahatma Gandhi.
  

Buddhism


Śīla refers to overall principles of ethical behavior. There are several levels of sila, which correspond to "basic morality" (five precepts), "basic morality with asceticism" (eight precepts), "novice monkhood" (ten precepts) and "monkhood" (Vinaya or Patimokkha). Lay people generally undertake to live by the five precepts, which are common to all Buddhist schools. If they wish, they can choose to undertake the eight precepts, which add basic asceticism.


The five precepts are training rules in order to live a better life in which one is happy, without worries, and can meditate well:


To refrain from taking life (non-violence towards sentient life forms), or ahimsā - so no milk if the cattle are treated badly or veal calves are produced and definitely not being aggressive or offering violence.
To refrain from taking that which is not given (not committing theft)
To refrain from sensual (including sexual) misconduct
To refrain from lying (speaking truth always)
To refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness (specifically, drugs and alcohol )
- this includes cannabis especially if you are unable to adhere to any of the previous four precepts


Lay people generally undertake to live by the five precepts! "basic morality"


Pagan


Well I'm sure all the animal headed or elemental forces of your particular brand of neo pagan worship will be happy with our custodianship of this part of the universe. White witch or warlock no harm includes all life.


Cattle in Religion


Cattle are considered sacred in various world religions, most notably HinduismJainismBuddhismZoroastrianism as well as the religions of Ancient EgyptAncient Greece and Ancient Rome. In some regions, especially India, the slaughter of cattle may be prohibited and their meat may be taboo.








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