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PETA’s Latest Effort Against Linda Bean Drives Home the Point

Written by Michelle Kretzer | November 14, 2013

Linda Bean is experiencing some pain at the pump. PETA has just plastered our “Linda Mean” ads on top of gas pumps across Maine, so drivers who stop to fill up their tanks will also get an eyeful as to how Bean allows lobsters and crabs to be tortured at her Rockland slaughterhouse.

Linda Bean Gas Pump

The L.L.Bean heiress has made a fortune selling lobsters and crabs to grocers as well as serving them at her Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine restaurants. So she can certainly afford to use a tiny portion of her profits to ensure that workers at her slaughterhouse electrically stun and quickly kill crustaceans before starting to butcher them. But instead, Bean has workers rip live animals apart limb from limb.

PETA’s undercover investigation showed workers tearing off live lobsters’ claws and then using metal pipes to pry their heads from their bodies. Workers saved the tails and claws and dumped the still-living lobsters into the trash to die slowly. Employees slammed the crabs against sharp metal spikes to break off their top shells and then violently scrubbed off their exposed internal organs with spinning brushes. The crabs were slowly lowered, still alive, into boiling water.

Tell Linda Mean’s Maimed Lobster to stop ripping live lobsters and crabs apart. If she’s going to rake in huge profits from their deaths, she should at least have the decency to kill them as quickly and with as little pain as possible.

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  • anita vangelder says:

    Thank you for your letters and notices. Makes me proud to have joined Peta, and encourages me to help shut down the cruelty to animals.