Srila Prabhupäda:Cows are innocent; they give us milk. You take their milk—and then kill them in the slaughterhouse. This is sinful.
Student: Srila Prabhupäda, Christianity’s sanction of meat-eating is based on the view that lower species of life do not have a soul like the human being’s.
Srila Prabhupäda: That is foolishness. First of all, we have to understand the evidence of the soul’s presence within the body. Then we can see whether the human being has a soul and the cow does not. What are the different characteristics of the cow and the man?