Folks for the Moral Therapy of Animals (PETA) requested Maine officers on Wednesday for permission to construct a big grave to mark the location of a truck crash that resulted in 1000’s of lobsters spilling out onto a freeway.
PETA hopes to memorialize the “numerous delicate crustaceans” who have been killed in the course of the Aug. 22 crash in Brunswick, the animal rights group mentioned.
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Police mentioned 7,000 kilos of dwell lobsters have been destroyed and it’s suspected it was greater than four,500 lobsters that died, in line with the Portland Press Herald.
The grave would “remind everybody that one of the simplest ways to forestall such tragedies is to go vegan,” the animal rights group mentioned.
A mockup of the memorial that might be in place on a Maine freeway.
(Maine Division of Transportation)
A mockup of the headstone exhibits a lobster with the phrases, “In Reminiscence of the Lobsters Who Suffered and Died at This Spot.”
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Maine’s Division of Transportation is reviewing the group’s request, spokesman Ted Talbot advised the Herald. He mentioned momentary indicators could be no bigger than four toes by eight toes and may very well be in public for as much as 12 weeks. PETA hopes to erect a 5-foot memorial for the lobsters. It will be positioned on Route 1 in Brunswick.
It is unclear how a lot the headstone would value.
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PETA sparked controversy final week when the group erected a billboard in Maryland encouraging individuals to “go vegan” and cease consuming crabs.
PETA mentioned the signal was put up as “a part of a nationwide marketing campaign to encourage diners to depart crabs and different sea animals off dinner plates and of their aquatic houses.”
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