The Bible is inspired by humans that were heavily influenced by the culture of animal slavery that they participated in, thus you find justifications of enslaving animals in the Bible. The Bible is written by humans and thus influenced by preconceived human ideas.
If you want to learn some scholarship about the Bible: http://oyc.yale.edu/religious-studies/rlst-145
Campbell, when asked the reason for myths by Bill Moyer, said that the
main reason for myths and stories is to somehow reconcile our abuse and
killing of animals for food. We create enormous rituals with religious
significance because I think we feel guilty about confining animals. The
worst thing you can do to a being is put them in prison; putting
someone in jail is a punishment. These cows are owned. Their sovereignty
is stolen from them by human beings so they can have their milk. They
are not allowed to live their lives freely in nature and we would all
like to be able to live our lives freely. I think there is no need,
personally, for ghee to be healthy. Certainly there are many cultures
that survive without having ghee. In the fullness of time, hopefully
this will be seen to be something we can let go of. I would like to see
cows returning to sovereignty again, how they lived for millions of
[Quote: http://layogamagazine.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=638 ]
you believe in the Bible (I believe it is a mix of some wisdom and much
violence, and inspired by humans heavily influenced by the slavery and
violence against violence):
"Second, go and read Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament.
In the original creation story, everyone, including animals, was vegan.
It’s completely clear that humans did not eat animals and animals did
not eat each other. It was only after the covenant between humans and
God was ruptured that eating animals began. As far as I read it,
veganism was the ideal position and it is the position toward which
humans should work (a situation where there will be peace, no killing,
and where even the lion will lie down with the lamb and the lion will
eat straw, etc.)."
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