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Lobster Liberation . . . Literally

Written by PETA | April 20, 2007

After noticing that a female lobster in the tank at the Men’s Club of Reno was pregnant and carrying eggs, the club’s promotions director and lifelong vegetarian, Aquila Nelson, sprang into action. She convinced the club’s manager to let her free the lobster and called us for instructions on what to do. To make a long story short, the lobster has since been released in protected waters in New Hampshire! Check out what Aquila had to say about the ordeal: “I couldn’t bear the thought of this animal and her babies being thrown into a pot of boiling water. Whether they have claws or paws, no animal deserves to be tortured like that.” Aquila, you’re awesome.

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  • Lisa Webb says:

    Aquila I Love you and your love for animals. Good girl. Aunt Lisa

  • Anonymous says:

    I think more people should feel empathy for other beings. The world would be a better place

  • polarbear says:

    I love people like Ms. Nelson. You did us all good by saving that lobster. You have inspired a lot of people with your beautiful action.

  • Maya says:

    Lobsters are beautiful and facinating creatures. Thank goodness PETA protects them. So few people in this world seems to care about them. If anyone tells you that lobsters don’t “feel” anything tell them that neuroscience is proving more and more that previously believed “useless” parts of the brain are now being found to to amazing things. It’s very possible that lobsters have a rich physiological and emotional life. Thank you Aquila Nelson!

  • Michael says:

    Thanks Aquila! The world needs more people like you.

  • K says:

    Aw that is so true. Thank you Ms. Nelson! I am so happy they are free! xo