Meat can never be obtained without injuring creatures,
and injury to sentient beings is detrimental to heavenly bliss;
therefore, one should shun meat eating.
But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh
we deprive a soul of the sun and light,
and of that proportion of life and time it had
been born into the world to enjoy.
I refuse to eat animals because I cannot nourish myself
by the sufferings and by the death of other creatures.
DIET FOR WORLD PEACE