Gandhi, Nonviolence and Animals

Gandhi recognized the links between peace and not eating animals | Meat Your Future

Earlier this week was Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. He once said, “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching”.

When it comes to *preaching* values like respect and peace, should we not also *practice* eating and consumption choices that are consistent with those values?

Because there is no biological need to eat any animal foods for our health, and we can thrive on a plant-based vegan diet, what reason do we have to justify killing sentient beings against their will (or to pay others to kill them on our behalf)?

If we claim to be non-violent, is it so hard to practice what we preach when it comes to our food choices?

Mahatma Gandhi, an ethical vegetarian who wrote extensively about our duty to protect animals and not eat them, understood this important connection to nonviolence and peace. Do you?

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