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Re: Cat food

Postby Ben » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:24 pm

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TASMAN Island's 50 resident feral cats will be eradicated to save the 54,000 birds they kill each year.

The project aims to save the Tasman Island birds, mostly fairy prions, as well as protecting other birds and reptiles.

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Re: Cat food

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Cat food

Postby chownah » Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:10 am

A lot of talk about my cats, your cats his/her cats ..... and talk about being responsible for the behavior of this cat or that cat......does this apply to my offspring, your offspring....etc? Maybe we should not let our children go outside because they may join the army and go kill people?

Who owns a cat?....do you think the Buddha thought that we can own sentient beings....or anything else for that matter?
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Re: Cat food

Postby alan » Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:56 am

OP:Cats are carnivores; they need some meat. They are also natural predators and will cause havoc if left to roam.
There are no Kammic consequences to purchasing cat food, although you may go to stupid hell for trying to turn your cat veggie.

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Re: Cat food

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Stupid Hell is probably the most populated hell realm, followed by the Good Intentions Realm.

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Re: Cat food

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and shortly above, the Foxy Realm...

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Re: Cat food

Postby Ben » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:15 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Cat food

Postby Jhana4 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:59 am

kamma is driven by intention.

Your intention in buying meat for your cat is not based in greed/lust ( buying something you don't need for the sake of pleasing yourself ). You intention is to feed a beloved pet whose species has evolved digestive anatomy to be carnivorous and who does not have the mental capacity for a dialogue about choosing an alternative food.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Cat food

Postby octobersun79 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:02 pm

Thanks for all your posts everyone. Its a very contraversial issue, so I've contacted an Abbott regarding this for a resounding answer and confirmation.


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