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Free, free to be eaten!

From time to time, Tibetan Buddhists inadvertently support the seafood industry with campaigns of “liberation” of living beings.
A Buddhist group purchased 534 lobsters from a Gloucester, Mass., wholesaler, sprayed them with holy water, clipped off their claw bindings, and released them into the Atlantic Ocean.
Of course, the lobsters were almost certainly re-caught, by Gloucester lobstermen.
A 2004 News of the Weird story from Marina del Rey, Calif., reported that a Buddhist group made monthly pilgrimages to the harbor, purchased bait and “liberated” it, though it almost certainly was immediately eaten by fish.
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