Animals all have different special functions, and the human function is to think. Being thinking animals, we’ve been blessed with far more consciousness than other species. The consciousness in one field of grass may equal that of a grasshopper. That of thousands of grasshoppers may equal one cow. That of thousands of cows may equal one human.
Even though in this sense humans are above animals in rank, humans should not go and abuse animals. Animals have their place in the world and like anything else, disturbing them will effect it. Animals that are harmful to us or our crops should be dealt with, but if possible in a more humane manner.
Chaste men do not need to eat meat, whereas wasting men need meat for temporary relief from losing prana. In the long term, the meat eater will degenerate physically much faster than the vegetarian. Vegetables form a light, clean and easy to digest diet that gives one a longer term energy source.
Killing animals is not necessary merely for eating meals. Since it is not necessary, it is not within the bounds of simplicity to spend the resources necessary to raise, slaughter and prepare a beast for consumption. Nor is it desirable to live among the effects of meat eating.
The negative effects of meat eating throughout society are not well-known.
- Meat eating causes excess inner heat which then pressures men into ejaculation.
- Factory farms and slaughterhouses produce pollution far in excess of that of industry, even in places where industry is not regulated, like China. The air around such farms is ruined, as is the ground water, and flies and parasites reign.
- Slaughterhouses are run by people who lack normal human conscience. Here’s a Mexican you hire to hack up cows with chainsaws all day. Do you want him to be your next door neighbor?
It is our position that we do not want to intentionally harm and torture animals. Nor do we want to attract people who would be willing to inflict this harm for us in some hidden location, as we do not want to associate with such people, nor do we think that hiring others to do our work relieves us for its responsibility. The waste of resources and destruction of property is not acceptable, either on our own lands or if exported to other lands.