Lately once again the Animal Sacrifice issue has brought up in Sri Lanka as if there are no other burning issues in the country. Being a Hindu myself, I don’t agree with Animal Sacrifices. I was checking with my mother and father if they aware of such practices in Hinduism. As per them animal sacrifices is forbidden in Hinduism, after all Hinduism too preaches love for all livings on earth and forbids eating meat.
Animal Sacrifice is not a practice of contemporary Hinduism. I spend half of my days at Chinese Dragon, that’s a different story completely though.
One of my friends recently told me, how we can allow such cruel act against animals in my Buddhist country. I don’t like the sentiment of Sinhala Buddhist country or Tamil Eelam. I strongly believe in Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans with vision for their country.
I asked him, if Buddhist country can’t allow killing animals, let’s close all the meat shops in Sri Lanka and prove the world that we are the real example for Buddhism. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a fundamental Hindu temple or meat shop they use the same method to slit the throat of the animals.
How to approach this Animal Sacrifice issue??
Sri Lankans have recorded history of being aroused when race and religion used in propaganda. It is something started many centuries ago and still being practiced in the Island. When Buddhism or Sinhala or Tamil is used for something then people go blind and they won’t see most of the background issues or the consequences it’s going to cause.
This is one such blind issue people should be aware of. These issues which can make communal disharmony should be addressed carefully with loads of precaution. Unfortunately Sri Lankan politicians are not mature enough or they want to get some votes out of this issue too.
In my humble opinion, court should intervene and should consider possible transparent influence-free legal action than stupid satyagraha hosted by selfish politicians which will cause more problems in the communal harmony and reconciliation.
PS. Check this out on how such matters handled in US. (I hear some of the people shouting we are sovereign state we don’t have to follow US). Simpson style Doh!!!
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