And now much needed perspective from one of my favourite humans, His Holiness, the lovely Dalai Lama.
I love him. He must be the most peaceful person.Whenever I look at a photo of him,
I feel so calm.
"The Dalai Lama made some powerful statements about the horrors and the inhumanity inherent in killing animals to eat them:"
"Hunting. Beef, sheep farms. Piggeries. Millions, billions die. We can be so cruel to animals."
"He went on to discuss vegetarianism—noting that he himself gave up meat, dairy, and eggs in 1965, though he has occasionally eaten meat since then "(taken from the PETA website)
"His Holiness's kitchen in Dharamsala is vegetarian. However, during visits outside of Dharamsala, His Holiness is not necessarily vegetarian. "
( from http://www.dalailama.com/page.52.htm)
And check out this article, about H.H The Dalai Lama attending a conference in supposedly post-Apartheid S. Africa. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/258287.html
I dunno, small tidbits but reaffirming and therefore important, at least for my heart!