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August 4, 2022
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Portland, Maine – A cell message from PETA will give diners at native lobster-serving eating places some claws for concern on Saturday by difficult, “If You Wouldn’t Eat Your Canine, Why Eat a Lobster?” In the meantime, an aerial banner will dish up some meals for thought in Rockland by flying over the Maine Lobster Pageant on Saturday and Sunday with the message “Lobsters Can Really feel. Can You? Eat Vegan.” The brand new statewide messaging blitz from PETA goals to induce everybody to think about the person behind every lobster roll and go for vegan fare as a substitute.
“With regards to feeling ache and worry, a lobster isn’t any totally different from a canine, a cat, or a human,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is pulling out all of the stops to encourage folks to get pleasure from 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 complicated indicators to determine social relationships. If left alone, they will reside to be greater than 100 years outdated. A PETA investigation right into a crustacean slaughterhouse revealed that reside lobsters had been impaled, torn aside, and decapitated—at the same time as their legs continued to maneuver. Cooks usually place lobsters into pots of boiling water whereas they’re nonetheless acutely aware—a apply so merciless that it was banned in Switzerland.
Every one that goes vegan saves the lives of almost 200 animals a 12 months; dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint; reduces their threat of growing 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.
The cell message will journey via Portland on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., concentrating on lobster eating places reminiscent of DiMillo’s on the Water, Luke’s Lobster at Portland Pier, The Highroller Lobster Co., Portland Lobster Firm, J’s Oyster, Becky’s Diner, Boone’s, Road and Co., and Scales. The airplane banner will fly over the competition in Rockland’s Harbor Park from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday (in the course of the Huge Parade) and from 12 midday to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday (in the course of the Lobster Consuming Contest).
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals are usually not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.