Pattaya deputy mayor spares lives of albino buffalos

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Wuthisak Rermkijakarn leads his family in saying a prayer to bless the albino cows as part of the ritual to spare their lives.

Pattaya’s deputy mayor and his family spared the lives of two albino buffalos headed for the slaughterhouse.

Wuthisak Rermkijakarn and cousins in the Teerasataporn family donated the money to save the cattle at Wat Pa Suttipawan Temple in Nong Plalai Feb. 28.

The gesture was seen as a very powerful way to make merit and ward off bad fortune.

The donors symbolically released the buffalos from their bondage before they were shipped off to farmers in Roi Et.

The albino buffalos are loaded onto a truck ready to journey to a life of freedom in Roi-et.