How one sees it

October 19, 2013

The Hindu piously said To the fez-adorned head: “Even if it is Bakrid… Does not the slaughtered goat still bleed?”

The Muslim smiled. “Oh, yes, we wield The axe. The sugarcanes in that field And millions more, are scythed away To make sweets on Diwali day!”

It’s not what one kills, but what one is used to killing, that makes one inured to it…and not think of it as killing at all! Do we think that we are murdering ants, roaches, rats, worms, or mosquitoes?Is it OK to kill plants to eat them, and not OK to kill animals for the same purpose?