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Unformatted text preview: and other religious groups such as Christians and Muslims would eat the cows if there were not a taboo in effect. He says it would be beneficial for India to change its methods. I agree with Marvin Harris that consuming cattle in India would be beneficial to the populations health and improve sanitation in India. Ahimsa is non-violence towards all beings yet other beings are still consumed. Even though India could change its ways in the future, I do not think that India will be eating its sacred animal anytime soon. Hinduism is one of the oldest established religions of recorded history. You cannot change a culture or belief that has been practiced for thousands of years overnight by presenting some data. In my opinion, I do not think that India will alter its belief in ahimsa in the future. 1...
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