In the record of Ji-Xian-Lan, it was stated that in his village, there lived a butcher named Guwho was strong but ugly. He had a wife who was also skilled in slaughtering cattle. Her way of killing the animals was as swift and fast as her husband. Throughout their lives, the couple had slaughter countless cattle.
One day, Gu's eyes became infected and no medicine could relieve his pain. After some time, he became blind. His wife was also infected with a strange disease. Soon the skin all over her body developed festering sores. Whenever her skin came into contact with the clothing, she would feel such severe pain that it was as if she was being cut by a knife. She murmured to herself: "The beings in the Dark Realm are using my method of slaughtering the cattle to cut me up. Oh! I can't stand it anymore!" Her shrill scream was so piercing and horrifying that no one could bear to see her suffer. She cried and screamed throughout the day and night for a month before she finally died.
This case was witnessed by Mrs Shen who was the mother of Ji Xian Lan's maid. The offence of killing is deep and heavy especially for those who slaughter cattle. These animals greatly benefit the people. And so why must we kill them for food? Please think about it.