Tirukkural 896: Not Offending the Great

Though burnt by a fire (from a forest), one may perhaps live; (but) never will he live who has shown disrespect to the great (devotees).

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Man's appetite for meat inflicts devastating harm on the Earth itself, stripping its precious forests to make way for pastures.
—Gurudeva