Ron-The-Elder wrote:NoBs. Apologies on behalf of my cats and dog, and for my sharing.
They didn't share and have no need to apologise.
Have you ever studied the feeding practices of birds with their chicks, or other animals? It is quite common for parents to chew and digest their food and then feed it to their chicks.
There's a difference between vomiting something (generally rejected by the body because of included toxins, or material likely to cause illness) and food regurgitation or mastication for the benefit of feeding the young. In fact, that is why,according to Scientists
, we kiss those we love, on the mouth.
In the context of this thread, are the chicks to be held responsible for the manner in which they are fed, or dogs held accountable for their dietary reflexes? Does every mouthful of nutrition bring them karmic consequences?
Why do you project the blame for your thoughtless actions onto animals who have no other means of behaving? They do what they do because they must. The only birds I've ever seen holding cutlery have either been humans in costume (Big Bird) or cartoon birds (Donald Duck). This is your Karmic consequence, not theirs...
On the part of the parent animal, I ask you, what is the difference between eating, masticating, digesting and vomiting for the benefit of their offspring and what food processors do with "tofu" for example when they process soy beans for the nutritional benefit of their vegan and vegetarian customers?
The actions are neither questionable, nor irregular. No animal 'vomits' for the benefit of another - a distinction I explained above.
As for food processors pulping food down for culinary purposes...? Are you serious? Jeesh....
My complaint was in your posting the information in the first place. Both disgusting and unnecessary.
But, in any case no worries, Buddha highly recommends disgust as a means of preventing desire and attachment. So it is good that the idea of eating another animal's vomit disgusts you.
Well, that is extremely amusing. ¬
You will not be punished FOR
your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY
Pay attention, simplify, and (Meditation instruction in a nutshell) "Mind - the Gap." ‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word.
And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this
may be why....