I was born in  America in the 50s which was an extreme meat eating country.There was no strong animal rights/vegetarian movement and to not eat cow was considered a mortal sin.You could not buy tofu at Walmart and there was no Walmart.One Sunday while listening to the local  'alternative' FM station I heard Swami Kriyananda give a discourse.I was very attracted to Yoga philosophy and started attending his classes.Later his disciple Kali Dasa,who had just come out of six months of silence,took over the programs while the Swami was away.One evening after the program he looked me straight in the eye and said,softly but powerfully.'Jim vegetarianism is better for your spirtual life.'At that moment it was as if a LIGHT went off in my brain.I COULD NEVER EVEN THINK OF EATING MEAT AGAIN.Then in 1972 I joined the HARE KRISHNA Movement in which all members are vegetarian.My wife and I have distributed truckloads of a vegetarian cookbook called THE HIGHER TASTE.

http://198.66.252.231/col/books/VEG/ht/

 

About twenty years ago while driving to Philadelphia we stopped to pay our toll on the Pa. Turnpike and read the sign STOP--PAY THE TOLL.I thought this would  make a fantastic  bumper sticker:

STOP CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

 

This has been our primary bumper sticker since then.Then we got from ISCOWP

KISS MY OX---LOVE HIM DON'T EAT HIM

 

and we developed and bought others.Recently I came up with idea of  VEGETARIANS REINCARNATE BETTER,which is not only a sticker but a Facebook page.

 

 

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Comment by Carol Cordell Duron on November 29, 2012 at 11:59am

The higher taste is one of my favorite books. I have stacks of them and give them to everyone I meet.

Comment by Patrick M. Halloran on November 29, 2012 at 1:34pm

I stil ate seafood until I read Killing Animals.  What an eye-opener.

 

Comment by Carol Cordell Duron on November 29, 2012 at 1:40pm

I watched a fisherman pull the fish out in a net to flop around and struggle for air, obviously suffering and I wondered how it was that they didn't care, that a dinner was worth the suffering of others. I feel so disconnected from most of humanity.

Comment by Patrick M. Halloran on November 29, 2012 at 1:46pm

People think that fish do not feel pain and suffer because that is what they want to believe.

 

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