Written by Jeff Mackey
Just in time for the start of the cruel
Maine Lobster Festival, PETA has revealed that it snuck a pro-lobster message
into New England's iconic baseball stadium. Visitors to Fenway Park—home
of the Boston Red Sox—can find the phrase hidden in one of the commemorative
bricks there by combining the first letters of the words and reading what is
That's right! It says, "Lobster Liberation," as a subtle
reminder to shellfish-eaters to let the naturally long-lived crustaceans live those long lives major leagues under the sea, where they belong. Just as BoSox
fans should be free to watch baseball games, lobsters should be allowed to
pursue their own pleasures, free from the excruciating pain of being boiled alive.
No animal wants to end up on someone else's plate, so skip
the lobster festival. Hit the Green Monster instead and eat green, not mean. You can choose from a number of delicious and
humane vegetarian meals and snacks, such as the veggie dogs, veggie burgers,
and vegetarian burritos that earned Fenway an honorable mention in this year's
list of vegetarian-friendly
MLB parks. And when someone you know is craving lobster? Don't mock them—tell them to eat mock seafood, instead!
Vegan faux lobster is delicious and all the sweeter for
being both cholesterol- and cruelty-free. Want a special treat to pack the next time you're in the stands?
Try this delicious recipe—you'll hit it out of the park:
Mock Lobster Salad
1 mock lobster
from May Wah
1/3 cup Vegenaise
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon
2 Tbsp. chopped
1/2 Tbsp. chopped tarragon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black
1 cup salad greens
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and rubbed with lemon juice
Hot dog buns
mock lobster in boiling water, then set aside to cool.
(By the way, if your idea of a great game runs more to PS3
than MLB, be sure to try your hand at liberating lobsters with PETA's free online game.)
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