PETA's Provocative Display Will Give 'Annapolis Crab Feast' Attendees Food for Thought About Eating Animals
For Immediate Release:
August 3, 2017
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Annapolis, Md. – What: Wearing claws and almost nothing else, a sexy PETA “crab” will lie on a giant plate—complete with to-scale cutlery, a garnish of cilantro and lemon, and a side of vegan butter—right across the street from the Annapolis Crab Feast on Friday. PETA’s message to festival attendees is “Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate.”
When: Friday, August 4, 12 noon
Where: City Dock at the statue of Kunta Kinte, Main and Dock streets, Annapolis
“PETA is challenging people to think about what crab meat really is, and that’s the corpse of an abused animal who didn’t want to die,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “With all the delicious vegan lobster, fish-free fillets, and crabless cakes available these days, it’s never been easier to go vegan.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that crabs are crafty crustaceans who care for their young, can retain information and learn from their mistakes, and have well-developed senses of sight, smell, and taste, and research indicates that they can sense pain. Crabs dropped into boiling water often break their claws in a desperate struggle to escape, while others are electrocuted, chopped up, or even microwaved—all while they’re still conscious.
For more information, visit PETA.org.