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August 11, 2022

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Key West, Fla. – A cell message from PETA will dish up some meals for thought on the Key West Lobsterfest on Saturday: “For those who wouldn’t eat your canine, why eat a lobster?” The on-the-go billboard will encircle the competition all day to induce everybody to consider the person behind every lobster roll and go for vegan fare as a substitute.

“Relating to feeling ache and concern, a lobster is not any totally different from a canine, a cat, or a human,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA’s cell message encourages individuals 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 complicated indicators to determine social relationships. If left alone, they’ll dwell to be greater than 100 years previous. A PETA investigation right into a crustacean slaughterhouse revealed that dwell lobsters have 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 12 months; dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint; reduces their threat of creating coronary heart illness, most cancers, and diabetes; and helps forestall future pandemics. SARS, swine flu, chook flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining or killing animals for meals.

PETA’s cell billboard will circle the competition within the 100 by 500 blocks of Duval Avenue from 12 midday to eight p.m. on Saturday.

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not 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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