Monks from Prince Edward Island saved about 600 lbs of lobster from ending their lives on a dinner table by buying them from various places around the Island and releasing them into the ocean last Saturday.


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“We respect everyone’s dietary choice, so we’re not doing this to convert everybody to be vegetarians or vegans,” said Venerable Dan of the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society in Little Sands. “This whole purpose for us is to cultivate this compassion toward others. It doesn’t have to be lobsters, it can be worms, flies, any animals, drive slower so we don’t run over little critters on the street.” The monks also received help from local fishermen as they guided them to “a better place to release lobster so they won’t be captured again.”

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Monks from Prince Edward Island want to show that every life matters so they decided to rescue lobsters

“We respect everyone’s dietary choice, so we’re not doing this to convert everybody to be vegetarians or vegans”

“This whole purpose for us is to cultivate this compassion toward others”

“It doesn’t have to be lobsters, it can be worms, flies, any animals, drive slower so we don’t run over little critters on the street”

Local fishermen guided them to “a better place to release lobster so they won’t be captured again”