Jainism is against violence to all living beings, including cattle. According to the Jaina sutras, humans must avoid all killing and slaughter because all living beings are fond of life, they suffer, they feel pain, they like to live, and they long to live.
All beings should help each other life and prosper, according to Jainism, not kill and slaughter each other. In the Jain religious tradition, neither monks nor laypersons should cause others or allow others to work in a slaughterhouse.
Jains believe that vegetarian sources can provide adequate nutrition, without creating suffering for animals such as cattle.
According to some Jain scholars, slaughtering cattle increases the ecological burden from human food demands since the production of meat entails intensified grain demands, and reducing cattle slaughter by 50 per cent would free up enough land and ecological resources to solve all malnutrition and hunger worldwide.
The Jain community leaders states Christopher Chapple, has actively campaigned to stop all forms of animal slaughter including cattle.
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