Leo Tolstoy: An Example to Follow

Tolstoy describes his horror at the inhumane and brutal ways animals are slaughtered after visiting a slaughterhouse. He felt that in order for man to participate in the inhumane and dispassionate killing of animals, “man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity—that of sympathy and pity toward living creatures like himself. And by violating his own feelings, he becomes cruel. And how deeply seated in the human heart is the injunction not to take life!”

Excerpt from Leo Tolstoy, Man Violates His Highest Spiritual Capacity by Slaughtering and Eating Animals


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