Over later years I saw two truths
1. My purchasing power was far higher than of my landless, very poor neighbours. So I used to buy tea, sugar, dals - and thus generate far more plastic (packageing) than they. These plastics find their way into the garbage, landdumps - and much has been said and written about how cows get strangled to death by plastics wheich they ingest with food. In this day and date, our very lifestyle choice kills and maims far more animals than an option of vegetarianism or non vegetarianism. Espesically in the case of rare eaters of meat as my dalit neighbours.
I stand indicted for causeing far more deaths, knowingly and unknowingly than my dalit neighbous. Though I have always been and am vegetarian for reasons of concern for animals.
2. Within non-vegeratianism, animal sacrifice was just a form of offering to their gods their foods. An animal killed with a prayer as opposed to that killed without a prayer in a city shop.
Continuing to believe that a form of diet that hurts and kills less is a more moral choice, one has to alter lifestyles, reduce drastically all our needs, of petrol, gas, plastic as those probably cause far more deaths to other lifeforms than our meals. Masses of polar bears sitting on ice blocks that are melting away while we use our frirges and ACs and cars and buses. Whole swathes of birds are rendered homeless as trees are chopped down for brick making klins , while we in ignorance live in lovely concrete houses far away built with baked bricks. Our garbage goes to landfills where cattle 'graze' and eat plastics and quietly die.