Thursday, March 16, 2006

Bird flu makes Buddhist rite risky

In Cambodia and other Asian countries, Buddhists are known to buy caged birds for the express purpose of setting them free, an act considered to be redeeming and spiritually cleansing.

However, with cases of bird flu on the rise, this practice is coming to be seen as risky business. [Ed.: The sound you just heard was that of Tom Cruise falling over a couch.]

—Mellow Monk

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