Environmentalists are concerned about the damage caused to the ecology by people releasing fish and other animals back into the wild. Photo: Pinghui Zhuang

The catch in releasing: across China, a Buddhist ritual endangers local ecosystems

  • Fangsheng, or ‘life release to nature’, returns animals to the wild, and highlights teachings of mercy and compassion
  • But environmentalists say it often disturbs lakes, rivers and other habitats because the animals released are not indigenous to the areas
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Environmentalists are concerned about the damage caused to the ecology by people releasing fish and other animals back into the wild. Photo: Pinghui Zhuang
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