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A ‘Berry’ Clever Way to Save Lobsters

Written by PETA | April 19, 2010
Blueberries

The last sardine cannery in the U.S. (located in Prospect Harbor, Maine) is about to close its doors, which is great news for the tiniest fish sea kittens. But another company that cuts up and packages lobsters and other sea animals wants to buy the cannery. As we all know, marine animals suffer when they are snagged on hooks, crushed in massive nets, pulled up from their ocean homes, and even boiled alive. Talk about news that’ll make your Monday blue.

PETA is urging Maine Gov. John Baldacci to “can the cruelty” and turn the plant into a blueberry cannery instead. Maine produces a quarter of the country’s blueberries, so switching to that business would support the local economy and let the cannery workers keep their jobs—not to mention save the lives of countless lobsters and other sea animals. Let’s hope Gov. Baldacci says, “Can we do it? Yes we can (blueberries)!”

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • troller says:

    If one company backs down another will take its place. you’re all paddling upstream with this movement eventually you will be swept back ceaselessly into the past.

  • valeriebee says:

    PETA calls them “sea kittens” in some materials I saw and there’s a toy in their petamall.com somewhere I got one for my niece last Xmas to get kids to see that fish may not be cuddly but they are just like kittens in all the ways that count! That’s way I love love love it.

  • Mary says:

    Why do you call them sea kittens? Not that fish aren’t awesome but it doesn’t make sense.

  • Dave says:

    Well I wish this would happen I’m not sure we could actually do it. It’s always worth at ry though

  • Jim Maurer says:

    I don’t think a governor is allowed to dictate what is done with a commercial building. For example a governor could not just say that the PETA tower will now be the world headquarters of Perdue chickens!

  • Bill says:

    How exactly would this work? Persuade the state to buy the property and then sell it to a blueberry cannery? As of now it appears to be owned by the sardine canning company it seems that they can sell the property to whoever is willing to make an offer right now.

  • Jay says:

    Gorgeous idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!