Reverend Sik Wing-sing releases a fish off Sai Kung in a “saving life” ritual in 1997. The practice is widespread in the city. Picture: Robert Ng
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Why Buddhist ritual of ‘saving lives’ is a death sentence for animals

The superstitious practice seen in Hong Kong and elsewhere of saving animals from imminent death only ensures the early demise of the innocent creatures

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Reverend Sik Wing-sing releases a fish off Sai Kung in a “saving life” ritual in 1997. The practice is widespread in the city. Picture: Robert Ng
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