Aloka wrote:clw_uk wrote:. Now in karmic terms, killing is unwholesome however I don't see a problem with buying meat from the supermarkets. It's going to be there anyway and it will either be bought by someone else or just thrown away.
Life feeds of life, that's also one of the factors that drove evolution. Sadly that's the way it is.
The meat in supermarkets is there because of the demand for meat. If people didn't want to buy and eat meat then animals wouldn't be bred and killed and pieces of them wouldn't be there on the meat shelves. Its a cop-out to say "Oh well I buy it because already there" because you are contributing to that demand.
My father ate chicken and then he saw what actually happened to chickens and how they were killed and was so horrified he couldn't eat them again and he wasn't even a vegetarian. Similarly someone else I know who was a meat eater, went to a slaugherhouse for the meat trade and never ate it again.
But the demand will always be there. You won't turn everyone vegetarian, that's too idealistic.
The best hope for animals is the lab grown meat that's being developed