Philadelphia Restaurant Makes Compassionate Decision to Remove ‘Live Sashimi’ From Menu

April 2004

In April, PETA wrote to Philadelphia restaurant Morimoto, asking that it discontinue the practice of dismembering and serving live lobsters to customers (called “live sashimi”). After receiving our letter and considering the issue, Morimoto immediately took the item off all its menus. Please write a polite letter to the restaurant to thank the management for this compassionate decision:

723 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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