But maybe, like politicians everywhere, he just says what he thinks his audience wants to hear. (And the crowd went wild.) Maybe he knows that few people can themselves recall what was said from one day to the next.
Dalai Lama decries animal testingHello?!? Bad Karma Lama
By DENNIS PASSA
The Associated Press
BEERWAH, Australia -- With creatures great and small around him, the Dalai Lama called Wednesday for a halt to lab experiments on animals and made the case for eating only fruits and vegetables -- all at the zoo of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin. ...
"Hunting. Beef, sheep farms. Piggeries. Millions, billions die," the Dalai Lama said. "We can be so cruel to animals."
Although he sometimes sparked laughter with his remarks, his 30-minute address also had a more serious note: He criticized companies and organizations that he said "remain indifferent" to the rights of animals by experimenting on them....
See too: His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a Callous Prick