Lobster Liberation Times 30!
Long before I kicked animal flesh out of my diet, I celebrated my birthdays by eating lobster.
As in, let me celebrate my birth by paying a cook to throw a fully conscious, feeling being into a pot of boiling water to scald to death for my dinner. Ugh.
No wonder my heart skips a beat whenever I read about a caring person who liberates a lobster from a filthy lobster tank so that the animal can be returned to the sea. So my heart nearly burst out of my rib cage when I read that a Slovenian tourist and his daughter bought 30 lobsters for 1,300 euros (more than US$1,860) from a Croatian hotel-restaurant called Hotel Niko in order to free them.
Tonight, I’ll be celebrating their release with some “Mock Lobster.”
Written by Karin Bennett