Vegan Grandma

Thursday, December 21, 2006

"To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body"-Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948)


  • At 1:50 PM, Blogger Joe said…

    I love lamb. Ill let someone else do the slaughtering but have you tried lamb sausage,mmmm. Ghandi obviously was not a christian. How can one think a lamb is equal to a human. Give me a break.

  • At 10:14 PM, Blogger Gary said…

    After reading this comment, I'm inclined to agree with the commenter that a lamb is not equal to a human. Lambs are less mean and less callous than many humans; they don't enslave other beings and they don't boast about cruelty; they're not destroying the earth.

    In terms of our capacity for suffering and will to live, lambs do seem to be our equal. From the perspective of the lamb, his life is as precious as ours is to us. That's what Ghandi was saying. He was displaying empathy and compassion for the weaker and less powerful - qualities apparently missing in the commenter.

    Since we don't need to kill or harm them, we shouldn't. Whether they're our equal or not. It's that simple.

    In Genesis - God's ideal world - we are commanded to be vegetarian. That is easily achievable.


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