I have a very difficult time reconciling spirituality with killing another living creature, or causing deliberate harm to that creature. When I respect, admire, feel a connection to, or otherwise revere another living creature, I try very hard NOT to cause him or her any harm. While we all do harm inadvertantly or unavoidably, to choose to do harm to another seems the antithesis of spirituality. I think that our "spirituality" can become the rationale for engaging in an activity that hopefully in the future will be seen clearly as inhumane. I wish you would do some shows on the connections between spirituality and loving kindness toward all other creatures, veganism and spirituality, working for animal welfare and spirituality. But please don't continue to make excuses for people whose actions are cruel, no matter how well-meaning, talented or thoughtful they may be.
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