Shravasti Dhammika, To EAT OR NOT TO EAT MEAT: A BUDDHIST REFLECTION
Chapter 4 The last link in the chain
1. Here is a quandary for you. We saw before that a causal link can be discerned between eating meat and animals being killed. Nowadays there are many persons between these two points - the slaughter man, the meat packers, the distributors, etc. but in either its simplest or its most complex form the three key participants are (1) the slaughter man, the one who actually draws the knife across the animals throat; (2) the middleman who sells the meat and (3) the customer, the person who buys and consumes the meat. The existence of these three depends on each other.
達爾卡法師 著 伍煥炤 譯 ：《吃肉還是不吃肉：佛教的反思》
1. 這處有個難題給你。我們看到吃肉和屠宰動物之間存有因果關係。現在很多人身處屠夫、肉類包裝工人和經銷商等之間 ，但無論在最簡單或最複雜的模式中，三個主要的參與者都是 (1) 真正用刀割破動物喉嚨的屠夫；(2) 售賣肉類的中間人；(3) 購買和消耗肉類的顧客。這三類人的出現是互相取決於對方的。