Is Prabhupada’s usage of “Thou shall not kill” to meat-eating an out-of-context application?
A Christian missionary argued that the Bible sanctions even killing of humans in a righteous war. So “Thou shall not kill” is not a blanket injunction applicable to even all humans, leave alone to animals.
Scholarly Bible-based books that explain the sixth commandment in a way that echoes Prabhupada’s position:
1. “Thou Shalt Not Kill – The Torah of Vegetarianism” – Aaron Frankel
2. “Concerning Human Carnivorism” (Reprinted as “On Behalf of the Creatures”) – J. Todd Ferrier, a founding father of the Order of the Cross,
3. “These We Have Not Loved” – Reverend V. A. Holmes-Gore
4. “Why Kill for Food?” – Geoffrey L. Rudd
Relevant article of Satyaraja Prabhu: