That Don’t Impress Me Much

26 Feb, 2018 at 17:20 | Posted in Varia | 7 Comments

 

7 Comments

  1. Poor leopard.

    • I’d say lucky leopard!

      • That’s the point though: they should ask animals first before using them as resources. Animals should be free to withhold their production and remain voluntarily unemployed. If Twain really can persuade the leopard voluntarily to give her his skin, then she would be behaving ethically. Otherwise, she should be morally censured for promoting violence against animals … (not to mention her violence against good musical taste).

        • Do you eat meat?

          • I gave up meat about 15 years ago while I was living in the hills among free-range cows, and observed first-hand what gentle, curious, friendly creatures cows are. I made a sacred vow to them at that time that I would speak up for animals whenever I get the opportunity. I spend much of my time immersed in nature, observing animals, asking them to help give me words and arguments to make humans more aware, more mindful of nature.

            • I thought I’d get you on that one! 🙂 Glad to see you’re consistent.

              • I study Jainism which has advocated nonviolence since before recorded history; the best death for a Jain is self-starvation, to demonstrate mastery over all violent impulses including the violence in eating anything. If you aren’t ready to be a sadhu and pursue sallekhana however, Jains recommend that you minimize the violence in eating as much as possible. It is less violent to eat an apple fallen from a tree than to kill a cow. But there is still violence in consuming anything, due to microbes and cell death, etc. Jains have made a science of their diet, proscribing root vegetables such as onions because it kills the plant …


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