#LobsterLivesMatter: Vegan compares lobster rescue to Underground Railroad

Canadian-woman-sends-grocery-store-lobster-900-miles-to-freedomWe’ve seen the momentum that #BlackLivesMatter has gotten. Did you know that lobster lives matter too? Before a lobster becomes the delicious and buttery culinary concoction familiar to most of us, it is a living creature–often in a grocery store tank. That was a sad sight for a Red Lake, Ont. vegan woman, Christine Loughead, who said that a lone lobster for sale “weighed on (her) psyche.” Triggered by such a burden, she bought the shellfish for $20.23, drove six hours to Winnipeg, shipped it via UPS to a vegan contact out in Halifax for $225, where the lobster was released into the ocean by a fellow vegan out east. She did an interview with me, during which she likened her actions to those who helped blacks escape slavery along the Underground Railroad. Like so many other animal rights activists, she thinks that throwing a lobster into the ocean (even though it’s very likely he got fished back out again) is on par with the emancipation of slaves. Interesting. Watch the video here 12:47

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