Being a lacto vegetarian for nearly 15 years, I have never encouraged anyone to eat meat of any animal. Even, I have never ever cooked meat in my life for any occasion as it is not a pleasant experience for me too. In all those years, I really think by being a vegetarian and deducting my meat consumption might have saved a big number of animal lives. I even observe that there is a growing population of vegetarians in the world as it has become a trend in the society for food selections where ever I go.
Later on we went to inspect the cow on a particular day where she was scheduled to be killed in the slaughter house.
Later on we got to know that, normally it is a practice to keep the animal under starvation for couple of days before killing. As a result, there will be few secretions during the slaughter time due to the fear. I never thought that humans could be so cruel up to this magnitude. That was when I realized the value of a particular life of any living being.
We may spend billions and billions of money for our well being to give a better quality to our lives. Yet, the true value is being hidden from our sight as we move with this busy, fast moving world to satisfy our needs even to a certain extent by neglecting our good morals. Once Tenzin Gyatso or 14 th Dalai Lama, the famous Tibetan Buddhist monk has said “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.”
For everything related to value, we try to speak in monetary terms. Actually you are born in this world as a living being because it needed a particular personality like you where nobody can copy physically, mentally or biologically. The value of any living being should not be a number in monetary terms. It is a much more precious entity in the society where the society can be benefited with time. That is how I see it folks!
by Chathurie Nupearachchi