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The Great Compassion: Buddhism & Animal Rights, by
Norm Phelps. Lantern Books, 2004.
Want to deepen your understanding of Buddhist teachings on animal
issues? In this clear commentary, Phelps examines the rationalizations
made by meat-eating Buddhists and carefully dismantles each one.
Holy Cow: the Hare Krishna Contribution to Vegetarianism &
Animal Rights, by Steven J. Rosen. Lantern Books, 2004.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has been
a major player in spreading vegetarian awareness, reaching millions upon
millions through their food distribution programs. Ranging from history
and ethics to restaurants and recipes, this volume serves up the
Food of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on Abstaining from Meat,
by Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol, translated by the Padmakara Translation
Group. Shambhala, 2004.
Excerpts from the writings of Shabkar, a nineteenth century Tibetan
Buddhist teacher and passionate vegetarian, appear here along with an
excellent translators’ introduction. Whether Buddhist or not, readers
will be inspired by Shabkar’s conviction that a compassionate life
requires a vegetarian diet.
Calling itself "A Home for Vegetarian Buddhists," this
comprehensive website maintained by Gabe Konrad serves as a support
center and resource guide. You’ll find a wealth of interviews,
quotations, book reviews, essays, helpful links, and an archive of
relevant news stories from the Buddhist Channel.
-- Kate Lawrence