A question: Are you in any way supporting the killing of those animals?
If this is the case, this is the understanding i have come to: Ultimately, karma can be either complete or incomplete. In this case, you have both negative and positive karma accumulating. There is the incomplete karma of supporting the taking of life of another being, and the incomplete karma of supporting health as it is and possible health advancements.
Mr. G. has so graciously pointed out this text:
From the Abhidharmakosabhasyam:When many persons are united with the intention to kill, either in
war, or in the hunt, or in banditry, who is guilty of murder, if only one of
72c-d. As soldiers, etc., concur in the realization of the same
effect, all are as guilty as the one who kills.
Having a common goal, all are guilty exactly as he who among them
kills, for all mutually incite one another, not through speech, but by the
very fact that they are united together in order to kill.
But is the person who has been constrained through force to join the
army also guilty?
Evidently so, unless he has formed the resolution, "Even in order to
save my life, I shall not kill a living being."
Now, this is merely talking about being apart of that organization, which is why i asked if you were in any way supporting it.
You see, as my being apart of the Navy, i have no intention of taking the life of another, but i also know that my job will inevitably support taking the lives of others, thus it seems that negative karma would be accumulated, albeit incomplete negative karma.
If my job, however, entitled in no way the taking of a life of another, then i feel no negative karma would be accumulated.
So, if that were the case, well, it could be both wrong and right.
Is there no way though, that this oil can be extracted from the fish without killing them (if that were the case)?
Now, a disclaimer:
I am merely a beginner, and most of what i say will probably be the most basic of anything i have read.