According to CTV, a huge 23-pound lobster dubbed “King Louie” was saved from becoming someone’s dinner when a vegan returned him to the sea.
Catherine MacDonald, co-owner of the Alma Lobster Shop in southern New Brunswick, said King Louie was possibly a century old.
She told the Canadian news outlet:
It’s beautiful for a lobster to be 23 pounds and to be that large, there was nothing else that was going to be a predator — except man.
MacDonald claims the lobster is about four feet long and very healthy. A fisherman in St. Martins, New Brunswick, caught him.
A vegan animal rights activist from Nova Scotia bought the gentle creature for $230 and requested he be released back into the ocean. He was released in the Bay of Fundy on Tuesday.
Although King Louie’s story ended happily, the same cannot be said for the stories of billions of other animals who are needlessly killed for human consumption every year.
Often boiled alive, lobsters experience immense suffering. Many believe lobsters and other marine life are incapable of feeling pain, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. A study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology reveals that crabs, lobsters, and fish do in fact all feel pain.
While this was a great expression of this vegan’s compassion, the best thing we can do is boycott the cruel meat, egg, and dairy industries. By not purchasing live animals or animal products, you are taking a strong stand against animal abuse.
Please visit ChooseVeg.com for more information on switching to a compassionate vegan diet.