People often object from the Ramayana with the gold deer episode and here from there, shloka, without any investigation, insists that Shri Ram was a non-vegetarian and a hunter. Tries to understand all things on the basis of facts.
म्रियमास्तू मारीचौ जहौ तां कृत्रिमो तनुमं।।
And when after inspection it became clear that this deer is indeed Mareech, Ram killed him by his arrow. Then Mareech also removed his disguise.
चतुर्दश हि वर्षाणि वत्स्यामि विजने वने।
मधु मूल फलैः जीवन् हित्वा मुनिवद् आमिषम्।।
Dhuloka and prithvilok are two treasures of that intellect. The solution of all the problems of human beings is dependent on their proper use.
Yes. Kings Did hunt. But, it was not for purpose of eating. Rather, it was means of entertainment and weighing one's power. They hunted predators. Does it mean that they are lions? NO.
Let's check this claim through evidence from Scriptures.
1. O teeth, you eat rice, barley, urad and seeds. This is delightful food for you. Never indulge in any violence for food.