“In memory of the lobsters who suffered and died at this spot August 2018, Try Vegan, PETA.”
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If you ask PETA, every animal who dies deserves a memorial. Even a lobster.
PETA is requesting to create a grave at the site where a transport truck tipped over and caused thousands of lobsters to die.
According to the animal rights group, they hope to memorialize all of the “countless sensitive crustaceans” who perished during the August 22 crash.
The memorial would read, “In memory of the lobsters who suffered and died at this spot August 2018, Try Vegan, PETA.” PETA Director, Danielle Katz, says the grave would help “remind everyone that the best way to prevent such tragedies is to go vegan.”
The director also claimed that science has proven that the crustaceans are extremely sensitive, although it is uncertain where she found that research.
“Scientists have confirmed that lobsters have sophisticated nervous systems, and because crustaceans don’t enter a state of shock when injured, they feel every moment of their slow, painful death – whether from being torn limb from limb on the road or at the slaughterhouse or when they’re boiled alive in pots,” Katz said.
The animal rights group has also posted billboards in Maine encouraging people to stop eating crabs and “go vegan.”
The Maine Department of Transportation is reviewing PETA ‘s request, but there are no reports on whether it will be approved.