RE: Q - Did Rama eat meat? in The Sri Vaishnava Forum Posted December 27, 2008 · Report reply All blessings to you, brother in Australia. The AtharvaVeda clearly explains than when a cow has not given milk for 3 years, then that cow must be given to the brahmins who sacrifice it according to all the rituals of the Vedaas (the gomedha sacrifice) and give the prasaada to exalted people as Raama was on earth. That was the law at Raama's time. So Raama lived according to the dharma of his time and of his xatriya caste. Now this kaliyuga is entirely different: Animals are killed in the most hineous way without sacrifice, so anyone who eats such meat is not a human being really, but a raaxasa, as mahabhaarata says. It is a simple matter, find peace again, and answer that to your friends who do not know anything about sacrifice. And yes, anyone who wants to eat meat and feed it to his / her children, should first watch how chicken are slaughtered and how quadrupeds suffer with a broken skull - not even beheaded! to furnish that "precious" food. After watching the slaughter, they are free to eat meat if they still want it.