Breehimattam yavamattamatho maashamatho tilam
Esha vaam bhaago nihito ratnadheyaaya dantau maa hinsishtam pitaram maataram cha
ब्रीहिमत्तम् यवमत्तमथो माशमथो तिलम्

एश वाम् भागो निहितो रत्नधेयाय दन्तौ मा हिंसिश्तम् पितरम् मातरम् च।

Atharvaveda 6.140.2

O teeth! You eat rice, you eat barley, you gram and you eat sesame. These cereals are specifically meant for you. Do not kill those who are capable of being fathers and mothers.

Ya aamam maansamadanti paurusheyam cha ye kravih
Garbhaan khaadanti keshavaastaanito naashayaamasi
य आमम् मांसमदन्ति पौरुषेयम् च ये क्रविः।

गर्भान् खादन्ति केशवास्तानितो नाशयामसि॥

Atharvaveda 8.6.23

We ought to destroy those who eat cooked as well as uncooked meat, meat involving destruction of males and females, fetus and eggs.

Anago hatya vai bheema kritye
Maa no gaamashvam purusham vadheeh
अनगो हत्य वै भीम क्रित्ये

मा नो गामश्वम् पुरुषम् वधेः।

 Atharvaveda 10.1.29

It is definitely a great sin to kill innocents. Do not kill our cows, horses and people.

Aghnyaa yajamaanasya pashoonpahi
अघ् न्या यजमानस्य पशोन्पहि।

 Yajurveda 1.1

“O human! Animals are Aghnya – not to be killed. Protect the animals”

Pashunstraayethaam
पशुन् स्त्रायेथाम्।

Yajurveda 6.11

Protect the animals.

Dwipaadava Chatushpaatpaahi
द्विपादव चतुश्पात्पाहि

Yajurveda 14.8

Protect the bipeds and quadrupeds!

Urjam no dhehi dwipade chatushpade
उर्जम् नो धेहि द्विपदे चतुश्पदे

 Yajurveda 11.83

“May all bipeds and quadrupeds gain strength and nourishment”

Yah paurusheyena kravishaa samankte yo ashwena pashunaa yaatudhaanah

Yo aghnyaayaa bharati ksheeramagne teshaam sheershaani harasaapi vrishcha
यः पौरुशेयेन क्रविशा समन्क्ते यो अश्वेन पशुना यातुधानः।

यो अघ् न्याया भरति क्षीरमग्ने तेशाम् शेर्शाणि हरसापि वृश्च॥

Rigveda 10.87.16

Those who feed on human, horse, or animal flesh and those who destroy milk-giving Aghnya cows should be severely punished.

 

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