The Dalai Lama, exiled in the Indian hill town of Dharamsala since 1959, said that introduction of “industrial food practices” into Tibet would perpetuate animal suffering.
He said in the letter: “I have been particularly concerned with the sufferings of chickens for many years.
“It was the death of a chicken that finally strengthened my resolve to become vegetarian.
“These days, when I see a row of plucked chickens hanging in a meat shop, it hurts.
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