1111 users online (270 members and 841 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Not Of This World
    Posts
    21,642

    Thumbs up George the lobster gets new lease on life at 140

    NEW YORK A new lease on life at 140? That's what a Manhattan lobster got Friday, when the 20-pound crustacean named George was released from a swanky Park Avenue restaurant's tank. City Crab and Seafood agreed to a request from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to let the lobster return to the Atlantic Ocean.

    "We applaud the folks at City Crab and Seafood for their compassionate decision to allow this noble old-timer to live out his days in freedom and peace," said PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk.

    Some scientists estimate lobsters can live to be more than 100 years old. PETA and the restaurant gauged George's age at about 140, using a rule of thumb based on the creature's weight.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090110/ap_on_fe_st/odd_liberated_lobster;_ylt=An11QhPC.iVzD488wonPgTW s0NUE


    Follow me on the Twitter! @EricDiesel1972

    Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV)

    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

    Follow me at my Biblical Blog: http://scripture-demystified.blogspot.com

    Baruch ha Shem Adonai.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    4,333
    Congratulations George!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4,761
    That's such a cute story! While i do eat lobster, if George or other lobsters live to be 100 years or more, they should be released. They've seen so much during their lifetimes..

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Chicago burbs
    Posts
    74,841
    Neat story. Wasn't there a news story several years ago about another really large lobster being released? I forget the weight but recall reading the size would make it very difficult to cook thoroughly without it being too tough.

    Enjoy the rest of your years George!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    103
    Quote Originally Posted by Cubby View Post
    Neat story. Wasn't there a news story several years ago about another really large lobster being released? I forget the weight but recall reading the size would make it very difficult to cook thoroughly without it being too tough.

    Enjoy the rest of your years George!
    My wife and I were talking about this this morning. That one died during transport if I remember right. I'm glad they're giving this ole guy another chance.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    freedom
    Posts
    680
    Awww. Good for George! I know someone who had a grocery store (Central Market) hand over a lobster estimated at 80 years old. Same deal, it was Christmas/New Years and they had it in a tank for a really "special" occasion for someone. Of couse, big 'ole lobsters are tough so they should never be offered up as food for humans. Or cooked alive.


    Anyway, PETA was instrumental with live animal packaging instructions for the lobster. He/She was picked up by FedEx and shipped from Texas to Maine and released into the ocean by a PETA volunteer.



Similar Threads

  1. New lease of life for twin-headed turtle; in a casserole dish
    By zwiebel in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-27-2014, 09:32 PM
  2. Bucket bear gets new lease of life, thanks to brave PA folk
    By zwiebel in forum News that makes you smile!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-03-2014, 08:51 PM