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How to Practise Right Animal Liberation

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      How to Practise Right Animal Liberation


      Among all negative karma,
      That of killing is the heaviest.
      Among all positive karma,
      That for releasing life is the highest.

      ~Acharya Nagarjuna (Longshu Pusa): The Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom (Da Zhi Du Lun)
       
       
      When animal liberation is done indiscriminately, it can become killing instead. Only when animal liberation is done with Compassion and Wisdom, is it meritorious.
      If animal liberation is to be done, guidelines as stated at
      http://www.thedailyenlightenment.com/life.jpg should be followed.  

      Beyond animal liberation, Buddhists are strongly encouraged to take more vegetarian meals, if not, to become vegetarian for life, thereby "liberating animals" from their dining tables forever. Vegetarianism is strongly encouraged as it promotes compassion to animals, environmental sustainability, personal health and the sharing of food with the truly needy. Please see below, from
      http://www.viva.org.uk/goingveggie/index.html, for more details as to how this is so...

      May all beings be well and happy. 

      1. Saving Animals

      In the UK alone, 850 million animals and hundreds of millions of fish are killed every year to put meat on tables – that’s more than three million animals a day. Before they are slaughtered, hundreds of millions lead desolate, disease-ridden lives on factory farms. Turning vegetarian means you’re no longer a part of that cycle of death.

      Find out more about how the meat business brings misery and suffering to hundreds of millions of animals

      2. Saving the Planet

      Rainforests are cleared for grazing; methane from livestock causes global warming; soil is eroded by cattle; slurry poisons waterways; and the seas are laid to waste by overfishing. The global appetite for meat and the industrial techniques of the meat industry are destroying the Earth.

      Find out more about how eating meat and fish is ravaging our environment on land and sea

      3. Saving Others

      While 750 million people go to bed hungry every night, one-third of the world’s grain is fed to farmed animals. A typical Western meat-based diet can only feed 2.5 billion people: a plant-based diet will feed every one of us.

      Find out more about how eating meat contributes to poverty and starvation

      4. Saving Yourself

      Vegetarians live longer and suffer less from diseases such as hypertension, obesity, coronary artery disease, certain kinds of cancer and diabetes. Vegetarian diets can even be used to treat illnesses.

      Find out more about how a vegetarian diet will benefit your health

       
       
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