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False idols upset crusading Buddhists

From toilet seats to Disney dogs, the Lord Buddha's likeness is cropping up in some strange and inappropriate places, and now a group of Bangkok activists has seen enough

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A Buddhist group has successfully convinced a French factory to stop printing the Buddha's face on toilets, but failed in a lengthy campaign to censor a Walt Disney movie series featuring a dog named Buddha. 

the group protest the ‘Air Buddies’ films on Khao San Road last year.

The Bangkok-based Knowing Buddha group targets what it deems to be disrespectful use of the Buddha's image, such as on clothing, furniture, souvenirs, statues, tattoos and even sex toys.

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