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Lobster tradition targeted

At churches from Maine and Maryland to Mississippi, the annual community supper means one thing: lobsters. To animal-welfare activists, that’s a problem. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the prominent advocacy group, has honed its focus on one beloved tradition in Episcopal churches across the country: the lobster boil. The animal-welfare group sent a letter Aug. 25 to Bishop Michael Curry, the presiding bishop and primate who leads the nationwide church, asking him to end the practice of lobster dinners in favor of something more vegetarian. hmm. shocking. click here to read the story 16:29

Two topless women want you to think of them when you boil your lobsters

Two 20-something female volunteers stood topless, wilted and all red, their eyes closed, their arms and rubber lobster claw gloves hanging over the sides of a fake lobster pot — like cooked lobsters who had just been boiled to death. The front of the cloth pot, which had fake flames around the bottom, read, “Put yourself in their place.” Twenty-year-old Bangor native Bianca Giron and Mary Ann Persad, 25, of Brooklyn, New York, were volunteers through the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization to oppose the boiling alive of millions of crustaceans every year. They had positioned themselves on the corner of Main and Park streets, near the entrance of the 70th annual Rockland Lobster Festival, which runs from Aug. 2 through Aug. 6. click here to read the story 16:42

PETA takes credit for Linda Beans exit from the lobster industry

A PETA investigation showed workers at Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster slaughterhouse ripping fully conscious crabs and lobsters apart. After CBS released the footage, it wasn’t long before social media influencers did the same thing to Linda Bean. Faced with the negative attention, canceled business contracts, PETA protests, and a barrage of nearly 76,000 e-mails from our members, Bean began quietly slipping out the back door of the lobster shanty, as reported by The Boston Globe. Read the rest here, and by all means, Order Your FREE Vegan Starter Kit! 11:00

PETA is Hooked on Killing the Fishing Industry

peta anti fish videoThe organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently posted a laughable video calling for an end to fishing. In the video entitled “Fish Feel Pain,” PETA suggests fishing is bad for the environment, encourages kids to terrorize animals, and harms health. Good lord! Much to the chagrin of PETA, the fishing industry–whether commercial or recreational–promotes a culture of true sustainability, family fun, and economic productivity. Fishing promotes conservation Contrary to PETA’s claims, fishing actually does promote conservation. The methods employed by anglers are deeply rooted in conservation because we want to enjoy fish for years to come. If we resort to overfishing, then the industry would tank and the environment would suffer as a result. Anglers like and encourage clean waterways, ethical methods, and safety at all times–with minimal government interference, of course. It’s our job to be good stewards of the environment–unlike those annoying radical environmentalists who lead hypocritical lives. Watch the video, and read the rest here 09:50

PETA protester sheds shell for cause!

t1200-IMG_5297A crowd of curious spectators and journalists gathered at the corner of Park and Main Streets Aug. 3 to witness a supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) shed most of her clothes and lie on plate like a lobster in protest of the annual Maine Lobster Festival. Mysti Lee (sounds exotic!)of Chicago, painted all in red and wearing lobster claws but little else, emulated Maine’s famous crustacean on a plate with to-scale cutlery, a garnish of cilantro and a side of butter across the street from the Maine Lobster Festival. Lobster Festival President Brian Plourde said Aug. 2 the festival has had protests from PETA in years past. “PETA has every right to protest,” he said. “…We’re here to support the fishing community.” Read the story here 16:28

Noon Time Today! PETA plans ‘nude’ protest against Lobster Festival

warning graphicRepresentatives from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) alerted media Aug. 2 of their intention to launch a nude, or at least mostly nude, protest against the Maine Lobster Festival Wednesday, Aug. 3. “Wearing claws and almost nothing else, a sexy PETA supporter will lie on a giant plate — complete with to-scale cutlery, a garnish of cilantro and lemon, and a side of vegan butter — right across the street from the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland,” the statement said. “PETA’s message to festival attendees is ‘Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate.'” The group plans to hold the protest at the intersection of Main and Park streets at noon. The organization has argued for years that eating any meat is cruel to animals. Read the rest here 08:53

PETA wishes Warren Sapp well after shark attack, sends (delicious cruelty-free) fake lobster

163-1440_zoomWarren Sapp was bitten by what appeared to be a nurse shark while hunting lobster off the Florida Keys on Wednesday. The former University of Miami and NFL star will be getting at least one get-well card. And some fake lobster. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, best known as PETA, said it was not only sending its best wishes to Sapp via a card, but would also send him some “delicious cruelty-free vegan lobster” for his enjoyment. Also, PETA appears fond of football puns. “We heard about your interception of a defensive shark’s lobster dinner,” PETA wrote in its response to Sapp according to an email sent to the Miami Herald. “We wanted to pass along some delicious cruelty-free vegan lobster in the hope that it’s a winner with you and yours. Read the rest here, and eat more lobster! 11:15

Today’s deep thoughts from a PETA person – Try the fish-free fish fingers

KGaCxBNgFw-4In all the talk about the EU Common Fisheries Policy, one party has been entirely ignored – the fish. Fish don’t get a vote, but if they did they’d surely want us to leave them alone so they might stay in the sea. More than one trillion fish and other sea animals die at the hands of humans each year. That’s about 143 for every human. Deep-sea trawling is responsible for widespread damage to coral reefs and underwater mountains and the ecosystems that depend on these habitats are crumbling. This reckless destruction of the ocean is both cruel and unsustainable. The good news is that delicious cruelty-free options – such as fish-free fish fingers, faux-fish cakes and mock prawns – are delicious, affordable and easy to find. Jennifer White, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Link 16:57

PETA – Serving fish at an aquarium would be like serving poodle burgers at a dog show

They're crazy! Choose the fish!

They’re crazy! Choose the fish!

As construction continues on OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona, PETA sent a letter to the project’s developer this morning with a simple request: Keep fish off the menu at the aquarium’s restaurant, the Lighthouse Café. In its letter, PETA points out that fish caught in huge commercial fishing nets suffer the agony of decompression as they are hauled up from the deep, while farmed fish spend their entire lives in filthy, cramped enclosures, making fish flesh a poor menu choice for an institution intended to teach people to respect and appreciate sea animals. Link 15:00

In considering the lobster, PETA only inflicts pain on itself

At least People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) makes things fun for its critics. The pro-vegetarian group yet again proved its incompetence this week by attempting to claim credit for a business decision it had nothing to do with, this one concerning a Minor League baseball team and what’s being served at its concession stands during games. Read the rest here 14:56

PETA launches second attack on Cumbrian aquarium for selling fishing tackle!

An aquarium urged to cut fish from its cafe menu is once again facing pressure to change – this time for selling tackle and bait on the premises. Ms Bekhechi said: “From hacking fish apart and dropping them into a deep fryer to tricking them into impaling themselves in the face, the Lake District Coast Aquarium looks like a rough place for fish, who studies have shown are intelligent individuals who have complex social relationships and long-term memories.”  Read the rest here  07:59

Seal Meat: Veal of the Ocean

“The meat is pretty much not like much else you’ve ever eaten,” says Perrin, chef/owner of The Mallard Cottage, a restaurant on the forefront of the new Newfoundland cuisine. “It has that kinda gamey, iron-y, almost kind of organ meat flavor. But when it’s fresh, it has a little taste of the sea. Read the rest here 19:09

ROCKLAND, Maine: Linda Bean fires back at PETA, claims animal rights group has launched ‘full-scale attack’ onlaunched ‘full-scale attack’

Maine lobster industry leader Linda Bean said the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is waging a full-scale attack on the lobster industry. “In no uncertain terms, we will defend Maine’s lobster industry and the many communities and businesses that it sustains. Read more here 18:29

 

The Morons at Delaware North Companies Sportservice of Buffalo, NY Have Dumped Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster

The decision by Delaware North Companies Sportservice of Buffalo, New York, was made after the animal rights group PETA released secret video footage last September of lobsters and other crustaceans being processed at the Rockland facility. “Smart companies know that consumers object to the unnecessary suffering of animals killed for food, so Bean should be prepared to lose even more customers as word gets out,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement. Idiots. Read more PETA Influenced foolishness here 21:05

Nearly naked PETA activist covered with BBQ sauce in Vancouver – Video!

Amy Balcome, an almost naked PETA activist, was drizzled with barbecue sauce on a giant plate in downtown Vancouver Friday, asking people to “Try to Relate to Who is on Your Plate.” “PETA is challenging people to think about what ‘meat’ really is: the corpse of an abused animal who did not want to die,” Read more here 09:08

The Only People Making Money Off the Seal Hunt Are Anti-Sealing Campaigners – Terry Audla

supereco manI understand that PETA brings in about $30 million annually, the Humane Society of the U.S. collects more than $100 million and their executives make six-figure salaries. They and other groups like the International Fund for Animal Welfare are clamouring for this easy target. Who could blame them? After all, it is good money in a competitive charitable market. huffpo  Read more here  17:29

Pam Anderson’s $1M offer to end hunt a farce, sealing head says

CBC_News_logoThe president of the Canadian Sealers Association says the latest move by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals(PETA) to end the seal hunt is nothing but a farce and a publicity stunt. [email protected]  11:28

PETA Putzes Pamela Anderson, Simpsons’ co creator Sam Simon, offer a Million bucks to sealers to stop sealing!

Philanthropist Sam Simon, one of the creators of The Simpsons, is offering $1 million in cash to Canadian sealers so they will retire and end the hunt. Simon, though, was heckled and mocked at a St. John’s news conference Tuesday that he staged with Canadian actor and anti-sealing activist Pamela Anderson and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). [email protected]  14:42

Let’s talk Nut’s! – PETA: Serving fish at an aquarium is like serving “poodle burgers” at a dog show.

PETA TO National Aquarium of New Zealand: Please Don’t Eat the Fish! Serving fish at an aquarium is like serving “poodle burgers” at a dog show. That’s the message that was sent to Rob Yarrall, manager of the National Aquarium of New Zealand, in a letter fired off this morning by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia asking that all fish dishes be removed from the menu. Despite the fact that fish are intelligent animals who feel pain and that part of the aquarium’s role is to act as an educational facility, the Fish Bowl Cafe includes fish and chips on its menu. [email protected]  20:31

PETA Strikes out on Maine Lobster Lunacy, kicks it up a notch with Alligator Cruelty in Louisiana – Nite Crawlers in Nebraska Next!

The animal rights group nut’s, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is pushing for the prosecution of a swamp tour operator accused of striking an alligator, but the St. Martin Parish District Attorney’s Office is questioning the strength of the case. [email protected] 22:19

PETA: Linda ‘Mean’ Maims Lobsters and Crabs—See What’s Being Done About It! – These people are CRACKED!

What’s crustier than a crustacean? An angry former Marine who was so sickened after watching video footage captured by PETA in Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster (LBML) slaughterhouse that he dashed off an angry e-mail to Ms. Bean herself. And to lend lobsters and crabs a helping hand, we’ve created another outstanding ad for people to share on Twitter and Facebook to raise awareness about LBML’s cruelty to crustaceans: [email protected]  15:37

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PETA: Following EPIC FAIL with Lobster Cruelty Hyperbole turns to the Boston Collge Eagle mascot

On Monday, the animal protection organization sent a letter to Neil Mendelsohn, acting Special Agent in charge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, asking the agency to investigate Boston College’s use of a live bald eagle as the school football team’s official representative. [email protected]   They don’t make ’em like this any more!!The Bird is the word! 07:48

Bill Nemitz: Lobsters feel pain? Let’s ask expert

Everyone has a routine for cooking lobster. For me and the missus, it goes like this: [email protected]  09:06

Law enforcement to review complaint of lobster cruelty against Bean’s Rockland processing plant

District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau and Rockland police Chief Bruce Boucher both said Thursday they had received the complaint filed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. [email protected] 20:20

WATCH: Joaquin Pheonix PETA Ad Seems Too Fishy For ABC

In the ad, The Master star can be seen submerged in water when he slowly begins to lose air. As he flails, an ominous voice-over by the actor intones: “In water, humans drown just as fish suffocate on land. It’s slow and painful and frightening. And we do it to more than one trillion fish every year.” Watch it here