Buddhist monks buy 600lbs of lobster to release them back into the ocean

The monks, who live on the Canadian fishing island, said the purpose of the mission was to ‘cultivate compassion’ for all human beings

By Rachael Pells
July 10, 2016

More than 600 pounds (272kg) of lobsters have been spared the pot thanks to a liberation project arranged by a group of Buddhist monks in Canada.

The monks, from the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society, bought the lobsters from various sources around Prince Edward Island in Eastern Canada, before taking them out to sea.