Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Free The Lobsters

If you're planning on a lobster dinner anytime soon, you might want to take out a bank loan or wait a bit before splurging on that dinner. Maine lobster prices are at record (or very close to record) high of $15.00 a pound due to a "perfect storm" of contributing factors: terrible winter weather, the timing of fishing seasons and very cold water.

One group wasn't deterred by the prices. An anonymous group paid almost $3400 for all of the one-claw lobsters at the New Meadows Lobster Pound in Portland so that they could release them back into the ocean. No one knows who the group is, but PETA has denied involvement. They evidently don't like the lobster industry enough to give them money for any reason.

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