Today’s news of animal compassion involves lobsters. Lots and lots of lobsters (who have feelings and don’t like to be cooked alive, people!). Up in Prince Edward Island, a contingent of Buddhist Monks (who knew they were there?) purchased 600 pounds of lobsters from around the island and, in a stunning twist of crustacean fate, released them back into the ocean last Saturday.
According to Venerable Dan of the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society in Little Sands, who spoke with the CBC, the intention of the monks’ act was to cultivate compassion for all beings — not just lobsters.