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534 Lobsters released into sea.

Postby Indrajala » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:01 am

Instead of plunging headfirst to their death in a pot of boiling water, 534 live lobsters escaped the dinner plate and belly flopped to freedom into the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

A group of Tibetan Buddhists flanked the sides of a whale-watching boat at dusk on Wednesday, sprayed the lobsters with blessed water, clipped the bands binding their dangerous claws and gently released them one by one into the deep water below.

The 30 Buddhists of all ages trekked to the North Shore beach community known for its massive lobster hauls to purchase 600 pounds of lobster from a seafood wholesaler and save the critters from imminent death.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... hists.html



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Re: 534 Lobsters released into sea.

Postby Indrajala » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:05 am

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Re: 534 Lobsters released into sea.

Postby LastLegend » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:01 am

Correct!
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Re: 534 Lobsters released into sea.

Postby Chaz » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:14 pm

Huseng wrote:
Instead of plunging headfirst to their death in a pot of boiling water, 534 live lobsters escaped the dinner plate and belly flopped to freedom into the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

A group of Tibetan Buddhists flanked the sides of a whale-watching boat at dusk on Wednesday, sprayed the lobsters with blessed water, clipped the bands binding their dangerous claws and gently released them one by one into the deep water below.

The 30 Buddhists of all ages trekked to the North Shore beach community known for its massive lobster hauls to purchase 600 pounds of lobster from a seafood wholesaler and save the critters from imminent death.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... hists.html



I've heard that Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia has a similar tradition.
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