Should Buddhists Refrain From Eating Meat?

Animal Slaughter (Image Source - Animal Welfare Institute - awionline.org)

Anyone wanting to follow in the Buddha’s non-violent footsteps will sooner or later have to examine their beliefs about food and decide for themselves whether or not they align with the dhamma. This essay examines some of the claims that are frequently made by Buddhists who eat meat and Buddhists who don’t.

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