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    Maine Officials Deny PETA Request to Put Up Tombstone Memorial to Dead Lobsters in Highway Crash

    Maine officials denied a request by PETA to erect a tombstone memorial to dead lobsters in a highway crash.

    WGME reported:

    The Maine Department of Transportation has denied a request from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to build a 5-foot tombstone memorial where lobsters may have died after a crash on Route 1 in Brunswick last week.

    Brunswick Police say a Cozy Harbor Seafood truck, carrying nearly 70 crates of lobster, rolled over and crushed several of them.

    It is because of the lobsters that were pinned under the truck that PETA wrote a letter to the Maine DOT on Wednesday asking for permission to put up a memorial.

    “Countless sensitive crustaceans experienced an agonizing death when this truck rolled over and their bodies came crashing down onto the highway,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said. “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.”
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...highway-crash/

    I don't know if this ^ is the actual tombstone memorial or just a depiction.

    I think the idea and request to put up a 5 foot memorial for lobsters is ridiculous. I don't eat lobsters because they are very ugly and they look like giant sea bugs to me. Besides that I think boiling lobsters alive is cruel.

    Does this article, or would a lobster memorial, convince you to become a vegetarian or vegan?

    I think there are different types of vegetarianism. Some people won't eat meat but will still eat fish and seafood. Some won't eat meat or fish/seafood but still eat eggs, butter, cheese, and drink milk. Some avoid everything including eggs, butter, etc.

    Are you a vegetarian and what kind of vegetarian are you?

    I think Peta should forget about lobsters and focus on getting religious animal sacrifices banned.

    What do you think of PETA?

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    LOL Memorial for lobster... I couldn't help but think of this Simpsons episode



    And those folks would think I am a murderer... I eat lobster all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Elizabeth~ View Post
    Maine Officials Deny PETA Request to Put Up Tombstone Memorial to Dead Lobsters in Highway Crash


    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/201...highway-crash/

    I don't know if this ^ is the actual tombstone memorial or just a depiction.

    I think the idea and request to put up a 5 foot memorial for lobsters is ridiculous. I don't eat lobsters because they are very ugly and they look like giant sea bugs to me. Besides that I think boiling lobsters alive is cruel.

    Does this article, or would a lobster memorial, convince you to become a vegetarian or vegan?

    I think there are different types of vegetarianism. Some people won't eat meat but will still eat fish and seafood. Some won't eat meat or fish/seafood but still eat eggs, butter, cheese, and drink milk. Some avoid everything including eggs, butter, etc.

    Are you a vegetarian and what kind of vegetarian are you?

    I think Peta should forget about lobsters and focus on getting religious animal sacrifices banned.

    What do you think of PETA?
    All I can say is that this is not the approach if they want to be taken seriously and not viewed as some kind of extremist group, which crazy celebs like to support. The name of the group is not really "the vegetarian group against meat eating", but "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals". It's kind of sad, they did have some good points when they started, but they became fanaticall and overly focused on a few core subjects, as well as they became more and more sanctimonious (Or that's how their leader seem to me) - and they drew their members from ever more extremist circles. In the end they seem sorta cultish and fanatical with some extreme publicity stunts like this one, which makes it seem like they have some kind of disproportionate prioritizing and as if they're kind of removed from reality as it actually is.
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    Double post for some reason unknown to me?

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    Being a member of PETA and being Vegan is another form of degeneracy no different than feminism, SJW's, and atheism.
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    Here is another PETA article. Not only did they target Maine lobsters, the circus, animal cracker boxes, and Maryland crabs, they are targeting celebrities fur coats and want Aretha Franklin's estate to donate all her furs.

    https://nypost.com/2018/08/29/now-pe...queen-of-soul/

    Now PETA is targeting the late Queen of Soul

    Drunk on its own delusions of power, PETA is lashing out.

    The animal-rights group — which recently broke hearts by declaring victory in the battle to shutter the 146-year-old Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for alleged cruelty to animals — is going after Aretha Franklin.

    The singer-songwriter, who died Aug. 16, leaving no will, possessed a monumental stage presence, a masterful voice — and a massive collection of fur coats. So People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a shameless organization whose self-appointed mission is to defend the rights of anything that breathes, except humans, has demanded that the estate of The Queen of Soul donate all the fuzzy garments she collected and wore over her storied life to the needy and the homeless.

    “In the past, we’ve given donated fur coats — some coming from other wonderful women … to homeless shelters in the US (including in Detroit) and to displaced refugees in Afghanistan, Mongolia and Syria,” Tracy Reiman, PETA’s executive vice president, wrote in a letter last week to Franklin’s niece Sabrina Garret Owens. She asked that the furs be used as clothing for homeless people and as bedding for poor animals, which I find kind of creepy.

    And being that it’s PETA, there was a celebrity tie-in: Reiman mentioned that such garments that once belonged to Anjelica Huston, Mariah Carey, Kim Cattrall, Mary Tyler Moore and Sharon Osbourne have been donated.

    “Please let us know if there’s anything that we can do to help you and your family through this difficult time,” Reiman concluded.

    No reply from Franklin’s loved one to the smarmy missive.

    Just how ridding closets of mink or chinchilla would help the movement that seeks to have all people eat plants, wear new clothes of cloth and reject leather shoes, belts and jackets would prevent a single animal from losing the coat off its back is never addressed.

    Taking animal rights to this dizzying level is palpably absurd, and PETA should be collectively ashamed for promoting such unhealthy rot.

    Humans evolved by eating meat, by making clothes out of hides. Animal still eats animal in the wild; there’s no such thing as a vegan lion. PETA wants us to live unnaturally, trying to make our instincts a moral issue. Meat isn’t murder.

    Last year, after having halted its popular elephant acts, Ringling Brothers shut down entirely, citing such hardships as the cost of continued litigation and flagging ticket sales.

    PETA declared itself the winner, although its claims of most animal mistreatment weren’t substantiated in court — and critter-rights groups have actually agreed to pay Ringling millions in damages for efforts (ultimately successful) to drive The Greatest Show on Earth out of business.

    So what to do now? Simple. More publicity.

    Animal-rights groups persuaded Mondelez International, parent company of Nabisco, to remove little pictures of cages from its classic Barnum Animals Crackers as of this week. So images of confining bars that have graced the red boxes for 116 years were erased from renderings of an elephant, zebra, lion, giraffe and gorilla, leaving the fictional beasties to roam freely across the packaging.

    Truth is, I’m still going to chomp the heads off the sweet cookie varmints.

    And PETA is conducting a headline-grabbing campaign against purveyors of the regional delicacy of the state of Maryland, wickedly delicious soft-shell blue crabs. Operatives have erected a billboard near Baltimore’s bustling Inner Harbor depicting Maryland’s popular seafood along with the words: “I’m ME, not MEAT. See the individual. Go Vegan.”

    It’s part of a nationwide campaign to turn people against consuming aquatic creatures or other animals, and it includes putting up a billboard in Maine targeting lobster. Unlike the furs, it’s unclear how PETA expects to deal with all the remaining shells, as comfy, warm crustacean carcasses probably can’t be donated to needy shellfish.

    However silly it may seem, PETA’s toolbox has proved wildly effective against honest business: Threaten to sue. Sue. Embarrass and humiliate people engaged in legal pursuits.

    Rinse and repeat.

    It’s time for members of PETA to seek new causes. They should try protecting vulnerable humans for a change.

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    The most meat that I eat in a day amounts to, say, a bit of beef jerky. And maybe something like a bowl of of soup (chicken soup preferred!), a salad with all of the fixings, or some hard-boiled eggs. Plus rice, long-grain, which is a staple of my diet.

    I eat a good, mouth-watering steak, or some prime pork chops, a couple of times a month, and when I can get it on: fish on Friday.

    Omnivores

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