“It came to pass one day as Jesus had finished His discourse, in a place near Tiberias where there are seven wells, a certain young man brought live rabbits and pigeons, that He might have to eat with His Disciples.
And Jesus looked on the young man with love and said to him, ‘Thou hast a good heart and GOD shall give thee light, but knowest thou not that GOD in the beginning gave to man the fruits of the earth for food, and did not make him lower than the ape, or the ox, or the horse, or the sheep, that he should kill and eat the flesh and blood of his fellow creatures.
Ye believe that Moses indeed commanded such creatures to be slain and offered in sacrifice and eaten, and so do ye in the Temple, but behold a greater than Moses is here, and he cometh to put away the bloody sacrifices of the law, and the feasts on them, and to restore to you the pure oblation and unbloody sacrifice as in the beginning, even the grains and fruits of the Earth.
Of that which ye offer unto GOD in purity shall ye eat, but of that kind which ye offer not in purity shall ye not eat, for the hour cometh when your sacrifices and feasts of blood shall ceae, and ye shall worship GOD with a holy worship and a pure Oblation.
Let these creatures therefore go free, that they may rejoice in GOD and bring no guilt to man.’
And the young man set them free, and Jesus break their cages and their bonds.
But lo, they feared lest they should again be taken captive and they went not away from Him, but He spake unto them and dismissed them, and they obeyed His word, and departed in gladness.”