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Being a Cow's Best Friend

By RUTH LA FERLA

Erica Kubersky met her first cow when she was 8, during a visit to Israel. To hear her tell it, the experience was defining. "We formed this connection when it started sucking on my hand," Ms. Kubersky recalled. "I knew I could never eat meat again."

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Hare Krsna Rural Life interviews Kurma Rupa dasa

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My situation is a solemn one. Life is offered to me on condition of eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed not by mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarfs in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures.

George Bernard Shaw