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Flying Plea for Crustaceans Will Goal Maine Lobster Pageant


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August 4, 2022

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Rockland, Maine – An aerial banner from PETA will give attendees on the Maine Lobster Pageant some claws for concern on Saturday and Sunday by flying overhead with the message “Lobsters Can Really feel. Can You? Eat Vegan.” Related meals for thought shall be delivered to lobster-serving eating places in Portland on Saturday through a message-on-wheels asking diners, “If You Wouldn’t Eat Your Canine, Why Eat a Lobster?” 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.

“On the subject of feeling ache and concern, a lobster is not any completely different from a canine, a cat, or a human,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is pulling out all of the stops to encourage individuals to take pleasure in a scrumptious vegan meal that leaves sea life in peace.”

Lobsters are clever people who discover their environment, can keep in mind different particular person lobsters, and use advanced indicators to ascertain social relationships. If left alone, they will stay to be greater than 100 years outdated. A PETA investigation right into a crustacean slaughterhouse revealed that stay lobsters had been impaled, torn aside, and decapitated—whilst 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 who 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, fowl flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining or killing animals for meals.

The airplane banner will fly over the pageant in Rockland’s Harbor Park from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday (through the Massive Parade) and from 12 midday to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday (through the Lobster Consuming Contest). The cell message will journey by Portland on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., concentrating on lobster eating places corresponding to 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, Avenue and Co., and Scales.

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



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