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Are we supporting cow slaughter?

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yesmohan

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Are we supporting cow slaughter?
By purchasing white sugar, you are paying for the total cost of the product including the cost of the bone char used to refine it. From there, your money is then going to slaughterhouses which profit from the carcass of the cows they kill.
While it can be argued that the bones are simply waste by-products of slaughterhouses, and the cow meat is their true revenue source, this is simply not true. Though cow meat (beef) is the dominant source of income, other cow body part by-products such as cow hide (leather), and bones and hooves, do ultimately contribute to their revenue to a lesser extent.
A little known fact is that many (or perhaps most) Hindu farmers in India end up selling their cows to slaughterhouses despite their religious convictions. The reason for this is purely economic. The cost of feeding an aged non-milk producing cow for the rest of its natural life is nowhere as lucrative as simply selling it to a slaughterhouse. If you are an advocate of banning cow slaughter in India, think about it this way. By consuming white sugar, you are in small part encouraging a farmer in India to sell his cow to a slaughterhouse.
How to avoid white sugar

Avoiding white sugar altogether is practically impossible in today’s world. However, there are a number of easy steps you can take to dramatically decrease your consumption of it in your daily life.
Outside of home, its hard to manage what type of sugar you consume, but when you do purchase sugar for home use, there are a couple easy options:
1. Buy brown Sucanat and turbinado sugar There’s no taste difference. The sugar crystals are slightly larger, and are colored light brown.
2. Use beet sugar. Sugar derived from beet roots is white but does not undergo bone char filtration.
3. Buy refined white sugar that does not use bone char. There are methods of decolorizing cane sugar using alternative methods. You can find a list of companies that do not use bone char processing.
Finally, tell others Hindus about how white sugar is made too, so they can be better informed. Tell your temple to not use adharmic sugar when preparing prasadams or panchamruta or laddus offered to the deities.
 

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sangom

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Are we supporting cow slaughter?
By purchasing white sugar, you are paying for the total cost of the product including the cost of the bone char used to refine it. From there, your money is then going to slaughterhouses which profit from the carcass of the cows they kill.
While it can be argued that the bones are simply waste by-products of slaughterhouses, and the cow meat is their true revenue source, this is simply not true. Though cow meat (beef) is the dominant source of income, other cow body part by-products such as cow hide (leather), and bones and hooves, do ultimately contribute to their revenue to a lesser extent.
A little known fact is that many (or perhaps most) Hindu farmers in India end up selling their cows to slaughterhouses despite their religious convictions. The reason for this is purely economic. The cost of feeding an aged non-milk producing cow for the rest of its natural life is nowhere as lucrative as simply selling it to a slaughterhouse. If you are an advocate of banning cow slaughter in India, think about it this way. By consuming white sugar, you are in small part encouraging a farmer in India to sell his cow to a slaughterhouse.
How to avoid white sugar

Avoiding white sugar altogether is practically impossible in today’s world. However, there are a number of easy steps you can take to dramatically decrease your consumption of it in your daily life.
Outside of home, its hard to manage what type of sugar you consume, but when you do purchase sugar for home use, there are a couple easy options:
1. Buy brown Sucanat and turbinado sugar There’s no taste difference. The sugar crystals are slightly larger, and are colored light brown.
2. Use beet sugar. Sugar derived from beet roots is white but does not undergo bone char filtration.
3. Buy refined white sugar that does not use bone char. There are methods of decolorizing cane sugar using alternative methods. You can find a list of companies that do not use bone char processing.
Finally, tell others Hindus about how white sugar is made too, so they can be better informed. Tell your temple to not use adharmic sugar when preparing prasadams or panchamruta or laddus offered to the deities.

There are some uncalled for assumptions in the above post. Bone char is the product of any animal bone though cow bones are the most preferred.

Nowadays modern alternatives like activated carbon are used and this is produced from coconut shells in large scale and so one cannot be sure that the white sugar one gets is all whitened with cow bone char only.

Some 50 years ago, orthodox tabra households did not use white sugar at all. Then our own avant garde gave respectability to white sugar and slowly, thanks to supply from ration shops, almost all tabras fell addicted to Ceeni!

It will help veganism if tabras eschew the use of white sugar completely.

Note: I take my tea without sugar and so my use of white sugar is only when some sweetmeat prepared with sugar is offered.
 
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yesmohan

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Our knowledge is limited and not absolute about what is going on around..

Still in few sugar factories are using bone char and part of their production being sold to Govt.

In many items we use, animal fats are being used in different names.
 

Iyyarooraan

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People have been eating beef since long. It is undemocratic to suddenly ask people not to eat what they have been doing. Previous government was not asking people to eat beef to spite BJP. You can make slogans and request to people to resist from eating that. Your earnest prodding will help people to consider over a course of time. Is there connection between the call to ban beef eating and tur dal price increase! Sometimes you think the political class stirs hornets nests to keep you away so that they out lick out all the honey.
 
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