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August 4, 2022
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 might be delivered to lobster-serving eating places in Portland on Saturday by way of 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 an alternative.
“With regards to 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 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 advanced indicators to determine social relationships. If left alone, they’ll reside to be greater than 100 years previous. 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 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 threat of creating coronary heart illness, most cancers, and diabetes; and helps stop future pandemics. SARS, swine flu, chicken 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 Large Parade) and from 12 midday to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday (through the Lobster Consuming Contest). The cellular message will journey by Portland on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., focusing 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, partly, that “animals are usually not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.