PETA Wants Roadside Memorial For Thousands of Lobsters Killed in Car Wreck
This has to be the funniest and dumbest thing I've seen all week.
A couple weeks ago, a seafood distributor truck in Maine overturned while hauling around 70 cases of lobsters. This resulted in thousands of lobsters to scatter across the roadway. The police detective on the scene said some of the lobsters were loose on the ground and they were trying to rescue as many as possible.
According to WXYZ, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), sent a letter to the Maine Department of Transportation asking for permission to install a 5-foot tombstone for the deceased crustaceans along a highway in Brunswick.
These clowns want to erect a memorial that would feature a picture of a lobster with the words "In Memory of the lobsters who suffered and died at this spot, August 2018." It would also urge people to "Try Vegan." You can see a photo of their proposed memorial, here.
Yesterday their request was denied because signs of all types are prohibited along controlled-access highways such as US 1. Apparently, roadside memorials in Maine can only be up for like 12 weeks and no taller than 4 feet. PETA's proposed memorial was 5 feet tall...and dumb as hell (my opinion).
This is my favorite quote from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman: "Countless sensitive crustaceans experienced an agonizing death when this truck rolled over and their bodies came crashing down onto the highway. PETA hopes to pay tribute to these individuals who didn't want to die with a memorial urging people to help prevent future suffering by keeping lobsters and all other animals off their plates."
Look, I'm an animal lover and a lover of life but this is over the top. It was a very unfortunate accident, but a memorial isn't going to stop people from eating lobster. Hell, all this talk of lobster now has me craving one of those delicious suckers.