live lobsterIn celebration of a holiday commemorating the Buddha’s call for compassion and kindness, a group of Tibetan Buddhists purchased 535 live lobsters at a Maine seafood market and released them into the cold Atlantic to give them freedom once again.

30 Buddhists from the Kurukulla Center carried 600 pounds of lobster onto a boat August 3, in observance of Wheel Turning Day, the anniversary of the first sermon Buddha taught. They gently released each animal over the side, cutting their bands, in the belief that karma will ease the suffering in the animals’ and humans’ future lifetimes.

(READ the Reuters story, w/ photo, at MSNBC)

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