Saturday, January 10, 2009

140 year old lobster gets pardoned from certain dinner

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.


BIBI said...

WOW! I heard of threats that PETA would do that but I guess they really did!
Too bad for the workers. That IS a big cut in salary.

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Anonymous said...

how can you name a lobster George?:))

Sara said...

I would name it delicious

lilymom said...

$27 a lb at the restaurant?
You can buy lobster at the grocery store for just over $5 a lb these days although you have to cook it and prepare it yourself.
Good luck to George! :)