Over 530 live lobsters in Gloucester, Mass. -- weighing in at 600 pounds -- got a new lease on life last week when 30 Tibetan Buddhists bought them, blessed them and released them into the ocean. The stunt was orchestrated to celebrate Chokhor Duchen -- the anniversary of Buddha's first sermon, often called Wheel Turning Day and an occasion in which the aftereffects of good deeds are multiplied.
"Even if they get captured again, they've had a longer life," said participant Wendy Cook to Reuters. The group liberates lobsters about twice a year.