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Drive-By Plea for Crustaceans Will Goal Charlestown Seafood Competition

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August 4, 2022

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Charlestown, R.I. – A cell message from PETA will dish up some meals for thought on the Charlestown Seafood Competition on Saturday: “If you happen to wouldn’t eat your canine, why eat a lobster?” The on-the-go billboard will encircle the competition all day to induce everybody to think about the person behind every lobster roll and go for vegan fare as a substitute.

“Relating to feeling ache and worry, a lobster is not any totally different from a canine, a cat, or a human,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s cell message encourages individuals to take pleasure in a scrumptious vegan meal that leaves sea life in peace.”

Lobsters are clever people who discover their environment, can bear in mind different particular person lobsters, and use advanced indicators to ascertain social relationships. If left alone, they will dwell to be greater than 100 years outdated. A PETA investigation right into a crustacean slaughterhouse revealed that dwell lobsters have been impaled, torn aside, and decapitated—at the same time as their legs continued to maneuver. Cooks sometimes place lobsters into pots of boiling water whereas they’re nonetheless aware—a observe so merciless that it was banned in Switzerland.

Every one that goes vegan saves the lives of practically 200 animals a yr; dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint; reduces their danger of creating coronary heart illness, most cancers, and diabetes; and helps forestall future pandemics. SARS, swine flu, chook flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining or killing animals for meals.

PETA’s cell billboard will circle the competition from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals will not be ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.



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