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Are Vegetarians Killers?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:06 pm
by backtohome
Question: Are Vegetarians Killers?

Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

I have two questions:

1) If we eat vegetables then in that also aren't we killing plants and becoming sinful?

2) If we do not eat animals, won't they get over populated and create havoc in the society?

Many thanks.

Your humble servant,

Lalit Krishna Dasa


Answer: Why We Must Offer Our Food to Krishna

It is a fact that when we eat vegetables we are also guilty of killing. This is why Krishna orders that we must offer our vegetables to Him before eating. In this way by offering them first we are freed from the sin of killing. Krishna does not allow us to do this for meat. He will not accept meat offerings.

The animals that are eaten are mass bred by human beings through factory farming. When we close down the slaughterhouses we will also close down the cruel factory farming operations that provide the animals for the slaughterhouses. Therefore there will no question of the animals overpopulating.

I hope this meets you in the best of health
and in an ecstatic mood.

Your ever well-wisher,

Sankarshan Das Adhikari