A 140 year old (and 20 pound) lobster has been released back to the wild by a restaurant that was going to cook it.
The 20-pound crustacean, named George, was returned to the wild Saturday in a rocky cove in Kennebunkport, Maine, less than a mile from the summer home of former President George H.W. Bush.
George the lobster was transported to Maine by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which had beseeched City Crab and Seafood to allow the lobster to go free.
MMMM lobster. . . . At around $27 a pound the restaurant gave up quite a large profit when they released George.