Both plants and animals have the same soul, emotion and feelings. I know that meat is tamasic and is not suggestible for spiritual aspirants. Other than that, is there any exact logical reasoning for calling it a sin to eat meat but not plants? How is it a lesser sin to kill plants for food than to kill an animal for food?

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    Animals are more conscious than plants. They have emotions and can feel things like fear of death, pain when dying, etc., whereas plants cannot feel all these. So, when you eat meat, you are causing more suffering than when you eat plants.
    – Ikshvaku
    Jan 18 '21 at 17:32
  • Namaskaram. Your answer is not satisfactory. Please provide reasoning. Even plants have emotions. Proved by various experiments.
    – Santhosh
    Jan 18 '21 at 17:33
  • Animals do not feel pain and emotions like fear. There is no scientific proof for it either.
    – Ikshvaku
    Jan 18 '21 at 17:34
  • Just search the Question online. You'll find various ultrasonic experiments about how they scream when cut.
    – Santhosh
    Jan 18 '21 at 17:35
  • Ok I found the article: thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/… | Yes, this makes sense because Vedas say plants have some consciousness too. But the level of suffering is smaller than an animal's.
    – Ikshvaku
    Jan 18 '21 at 17:40

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