Thursday, June 14


In an odd juxtaposition, "the Dalai Lama called Wednesday for a halt to lab experiments on animals and made the case for eating only fruits and vegetables... 'Hunting, beef, sheep farms, piggeries, millions, billions, die,' the Dalai Lama said. 'We can be so cruel to animals.'" So far, so good, except where did he make such a declaration? As a special guest of a zoo. Not just any zoo, but the zoo of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin.

One wonders how the Dalai Lama reconciles this apparent incongruity. I guess there's no cruelty involved in forcing animals into wrestling matches in the name of mindless human entertainment. Maybe animals love wrestling so much that this counts as another one of those "mutually satisfying activities."

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