affection, animal instincts, butcher, calf, cattle, compassion, cow, kindness, soul, spirit

To Protect Its Mother, a Calf Swallowed a Knife

Throughout the ages, many stories have portrayed the strong bond between a mother and her son. The following story alludes to the fact that all things have a spirit; livestock, in particular, can show “affection” and “kind-heartedness,” as demonstrated by the story of a calf and its mother. This story took place in Shuyang County of ...

Max Lu

A butcher's knife.

How a Butcher’s Experience Prevented Him From Killing

The following story is based on true accounts that happened more than 10 years ago to a butcher. There was a butcher who earned his livelihood by slaughtering cattle. It came that the butcher bought a cow and her calf and that he intended to kill the cow, so he honed his knife in the ...

Hermann Rohr