Has anyone ever asked you this question? If so, what was your answer for them? Of course this is a very contradictory topic which is discussed around the world. Because, different religions have many different beliefs. Some of those are quite similar whereas there some completely disparate views. But, as human beings, we should always understand that and respect every religion. The reason behind things such as racism, is the lack of understanding about other religions. For instance, if you are a born Buddhist, you must take time to study about other religions a little bit in detail to a certain extent. That will make you a wise individual who doesn’t argue for minor issues.
There various religions all over the world. Except the most common ones such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, there are a lot of other religions and even philosophies, which we haven’t even heard of. If you take India as an example, you will be able to find out millions of people who belong to numerous religions. However, in this note, we are trying to understand whether there’s a religious impact on the consumption of meat.
This is the religion of Muslim people. They are big time fans of beef. But on the other and, they badly refuse pork. They call the pig as “Dirty animal”. Very rarely you can see a Muslim who eats pork meat. They eat Chicken, but not pork.
At the outset, it should be mentioned that Buddhism is not a religion, it is a way of life. Unlike in other religions, a Buddhist is not bound to do things which are taught by Lord Buddha. If you follow it, you will be benefited, whereas if you do not, you will see the negative results. Simple as that.
Nevertheless, when it comes to meat consumption, none of the Buddhists are prohibited. Just assume for a moment that you are a pork supplier. That means, you kill pigs to get the meat. According to five Buddhist precepts, killing anyone, is not accepted as a good thing. If you do it, you will be getting something in return at some point in your life. On the other hand, if you are just a consumer of meat, you will not be considered as a killer. Meat is a food. What you do is just eating it. Hence, Buddhism doesn’t not impose any restriction on either killing an animal or eating meat. It is all your choice.
Christians don’t seem to have any special belief on this. They eat any type of meat occasionally. And they have defined several meats like dutch pork, holland pork etc., since those are countries which follow Christianity.
This is a religion in which, beef is strictly prohibited. The best example is, in India, the Mc Donald’s is not allowed to sell the beef burger. Except beef, they also consume all the other meats.
What is your religion? It will tell you what and what not to eat.