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Jan 1, 2016 Bylakuppe India: Tibetan Volunteers for Animals put up a stall at the venue of Dalai Lama's teachings in Bylakuppe (South India) to educate and promote Veganism and Non Violence to the devotees.
One of the most common question that came from public was whether TVA would do Animal release, a buddhist practice of saving animals from slaughter houses. This gave TVA members the opportunity to explain that the best and the only way to rescue animals from suffering is to go Vegan because as long as the demand remains, there will be a supply. Even if someone buys 5 live chickens from a slaughter house and "free" them, the slaughter house will slaughter another five chickens since the demand still exists.
TVA distributed pamphlets, posters and stickers during the 10 day teachings at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Bylakuppe.