Nongprue Temple held a redemption ceremony for cattle and captured living animals presided over by venerable monk Phra Kru Pinitkitjarak and Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit.
Before cutting the ribbon, the monk said prayers and released fish and other captured animals, then led monks and people to feed flowers to the cattle.
Venerable father Phra Kru Pinitkitjarak, the abbot of Nongprue Temple, feeds cattle saved from the slaughterhouse.
The eight rescued cattle were bought with 220,000 baht donated by residents and local government offices. They were selected by the Banglamung Veterinary Office and will be given to poor farmers under conditions that they are not to be killed nor sold and used only for breeding.
The objectives were to make merit for venerable father Phra Kru Pinitkitjarak on the occasion of his birthday and to promote moral and ethics for people.