By Savannah Smith  |  08-30-2018   News
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The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has always been controversial for employing colorful, extraordinary, if not shocking, campaigns to promote its animal rights advocacy. This time, they seem to outdo even themselves with their strange move in asking Maine officials for permission to build a large grave to mark the site of a truck crash that led to thousands of lobsters spilling out onto a highway.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PETA wants Maine officials to build gravestone in memory of lobsters who died in truck crash <a href="https://t.co/OcDeFyoM9q">https://t.co/OcDeFyoM9q</a></p>&mdash; Fox News (@FoxNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1035145107840720896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The group made the request on Wednesday. PETA also say they hope that such effort - if approved - will memorialize the “countless sensitive crustaceans” who were unfortunately killed during the crash in Brunswick that happened on August 22.

PETA already has a mockup prepared for their planned gravestone where it shows a lobster with the words, “In Memory of the Lobsters Who Suffered and Died at This Spot.”

Maine’s Department of Transportation spokesman Ted Talbot told the local media that they are reviewing said PETA request. He also shared that temporary signs are allowed but they can be no larger than 4 feet by 8 feet. They can also be only in public for up to a maximum of 12 weeks.

PETA is eyeing to erect a 5-foot memorial for the lobsters. They hope to place it on Route 1 in Brunswick.

Police estimate that around 7,000 pounds of live lobsters were destroyed in the crash. It is also suspected that more than 4,500 lobsters died during that fateful day of the accident.

PETA did not give figures yet on how much the gravestone is likely to cost if it is approved.

The organization has previously defended its use of “notorious” tactics in their campaigns by arguing that they must rely largely on free “advertising” and that could only be possible through media coverage.

PETA also whined that based on their experience, the media does not consider the terrible facts about animal suffering alone as interesting enough to cover. As such, the group says, they were compelled to “shake people up” so they can initiate discussion, debate, questioning of the status quo, and, of course, action.

PETA’s new seemingly “outrageous” proposal has people reacting on social media - many of them unfavorable to the group, however.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It’s so embarrassing how bad PETA has turned itself into a punchline, that is rarely taken seriously, with demands like this. It could be a great organization that supports a great cause, but instead, focuses on gravestones for lobsters.</p>&mdash; Tim Sharkey (@tshark111) <a href="https://twitter.com/tshark111/status/1035152950740627458?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There are already approx 705 memorials in the US and Canada… they are called Red Lobster Restaurants</p>&mdash; Robert Wilhite (@wilhitr) <a href="https://twitter.com/wilhitr/status/1035150219128840192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">#1 reason people don’t take <a href="https://twitter.com/peta?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@peta</a> seriously.</p>&mdash; Steve Dziemian (@SfDz11_07_14) <a href="https://twitter.com/SfDz11_07_14/status/1035148067555684353?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BYOB - Bring your own Butter!</p>&mdash; Kent Foster (@TheKentFoster) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheKentFoster/status/1035156217042296832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I love this, it will allow people who may not know that PETA is crazy to realize just how fucking crazy they are. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NSNG?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NSNG</a> <a href="https://t.co/LAMcn6chK4">https://t.co/LAMcn6chK4</a></p>&mdash; Vinnie Tortorich (@VinnieTortorich) <a href="https://twitter.com/VinnieTortorich/status/1035179969700278273?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Source:

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/08/30/peta-wants-to-build-large-gravestone-in-memory-dead-lobsters-in-maine.html

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Sandy No. 35605 1535656022

How about PETA doing something sbout muslims slaughtering animals?

Anonymous No. 35607 1535657827

It's fine if they pay for it.

Anonymous No. 35608 1535658068

OMG!!! These crustaceans were headed to restaurants to be cooked anyway!

It would be nice to see some group stand up for the innocent victims of the muslim slaughter going on in predominately white countries.

Anonymous No. 35611 1535659368

Is there a law against putting advertisements on gravestones? :thinking:

Anonymous No. 35686 1535723768

What do y'all except from a bunch of NUT CASES.

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