This Is Not Good!
Read the newspapers this morning and a saw a shocking report.
Do they still carry on with this 'out-dated' & cruel act even until today?
Do they know that these birds are NOT from the wild and releasing them infact, kills them?
These ornamentally raised birds are artificially hatched from pet hatcheries and would not know how to survive NATURALLY. They die within 24 hours after failing to find food or to be killed by predators.
"Saved from the pot?" What pot? I see only birds.
Please do NOT do this in the name of Buddhism. There is no Saying or Teaching anywhere in the Dhamma that one have to release birds like this in order to be a good Buddhist.
Just stop the breeders if you can. Get to the root of the problem.
Also, NO need to 'bless' these poor animals if you are going to kill them, indirectly.
This was told to me by the late Chief Reverend,
Ven Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thera JSM
This act is in fact, a very POOR example and a disgrace to Buddhism!
The organisers need to be properly 'blessed' by the 'abbot' themselves! Shame on you!