Massacre

images (16)During the course of Sunday’s Superbowl Football game, American consumers will devour more than of 1.25 billion (1,250,000,000) chicken wings.

Since chickens only have two wings each, 625,000,000 sentient beings must be slaughtered for the ‘enjoyment’ of the American public. With a US population of less than 314 million, this means that for every American man, woman, and child, two chickens will be killed for one afternoon of ‘fun’. 

Please spare your two chickens!

Having abandoned the taking of life,

refraining from the taking of life,

one dwells without violence,

with the knife laid down, scrupulous, full of mercy,

trembling with compassion for all sentient beings.

—Buddha Shakyamuni

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to Massacre

  1. My wife and I and her family watched the Super Bowl and had a good time, as fans of the losers. No chickens nor other sentient beings were sacrificed for this occasion. 🙂

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