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PETA Gets Crabby Over Lobster

Beverage News

George, the 20 pound 140 year old crustacean was given a second chance at life when PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, fought for his life and spared him from eventually meeting the steamer at City Crab and Seafood at Park Avenue in New York. Also saved was some poor guy (or obviously not poor guy) spending $540 on a 20 lb lobster at $27 per pound.

We applaud the folks at City Crab and Seafood for their compassionate decision to allow this noble old-timer to live out his days in freedom and peace“, said Ingrid E. Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

It is not unusual for lobsters to live more than 100 years, and the restaurant estimated George to be around 140 years old using a technique of measuring the invertebrates weight. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest lobster weighed a whopping 44.4 pounds.

George was set to be released Saturday near Kennebunkport, Maine, in an area where lobster trapping is not permitted. Unfortunately, the truck carrying George was the cause of a four car pileup, killing three people and George as well. Just kidding. George is alive and well.


  1. Brian | Sunday, January 11, 2009

    I’m sure someone out there has a 100 year old Pinot locked up in some dark, cold cellar .. they should give it to MM and let them take care of it. Poor fella ..

  2. Eliza Thornberry | Sunday, January 11, 2009

    I totally fell for that joke… not cool.

  3. Sherri | Sunday, January 11, 2009

    Who’d wanna eat a 140 year-old anything? Consumptive flesh should be young and tender, no? Eat babies!

  4. Buffo | Monday, January 12, 2009

    I’d keep it as a pet and invite chicks over to see it. That be worth way more than $540…eventually ;)

  5. Chuck P. | Monday, January 12, 2009

    Where is this going, maybe we should just wipe the Earth clean of all life that way nothing will get hurt.

  6. Jeff | Monday, January 12, 2009

    @Chuck P. – Hmm. Interesting theory. Alternatively we could just put PETA members on an island somewhere.

  7. Alan Kropf | Monday, January 12, 2009

    Mutineer Magazine, PETA, and bacon = destined for a showdown.

  8. Stanley | Monday, January 12, 2009

    did somebody say bacon? You should compromise. Mutineer Magazine will eat bacon-wrapped lobster and PETA will get to watch. Everyone wins!

  9. jbinthesun | Monday, January 12, 2009

    It’snot unethical to eat lob! It IS stupid for someone to try to tell me I can’t.

  10. Mark | Monday, January 12, 2009

    Slob on my lob? With corn on the cob?

  11. Ben T | Monday, January 12, 2009

    Now how did people get their panties in a bunch over PETA congratulating the restaurant for shuttling Grandpa Snappypants back to sea? Paranoid that the long arm of PETA might snatch that frozen fishstick out of your greedy little mouth? What a pathetic cry of “oppression.”

  12. Brian | Monday, January 12, 2009

    I thought it was a happy Free Willy-esque story. I’m not wearing any panties, but if I were, they would definitely not be in a bunch.

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