Saturday, January 10, 2009

Huh???

This AP article describes the lobster in the photo below as a 20-pound, 140-year-old supercentenarian crustacean. I would tend to call it a superscrumptous, but that's just an opinion. Anyway, this old boy had been in captivity for 10 days after having been caught in the waters off Newfoundland, Canada. He was released last Saturday into the frigid Atlantic waters near Kennebunkport, Maine (Go Maine!!!) after the animal rights advocacy group, PETA, had kicked up enough of a protest for their beloved hard-shell friend to be released back into its natural environs. 

I should also mention that there is absolutely no truth to the rumors that George H.W. Bush, whose family owns a vacation home in Kennebunkport, plans to have the lobster recaptured for a retirement party in honor of his son, George W. Bush, who will be leaving the White House in about 10 days.

Question... is there an assisted living home this guy can go to in the Atlantic?Seriously, at his age, how in the world is he going to survive out there after being sheltered and protected from his predators. If you ask me, he's toast. 

10 comments:

daniella said...

Now I'm craving Lobster. Thanks a lot, Greg!

Blameless said...

It would be wonderful if Peta would put the same energy into human rights that they put into animals.

We'd all have more tasty lobsters in the end. ;)

Very interesting blog! God has some great things in store for your whole family.

Sarah

JoLewis said...

I saw the story and thought myself, is that really freedom? He will die asap with out survival skills! I hear ya GREG!

Mariah said...

well if he is going to be "toast" anyway, let's just add some melted butter to the plate and have a meal! Is that mean? I think I am just hungry...:)

Mandy and Jack said...

This made me laugh because it's so very true - I think PETA wastes a lot of energy on stuff that just doesn't matter. I agree with Sarah - they really should put that energy into humans rather than animals.

I love keeping up with your blog and am always and still praying for you and your sweet family.

Cristi said...

Thats exactly what I was thinking. No butter this time.

Anonymous said...

This may make you feel better...when I read the article, it said he'd just been caught off the coast of Canada 2 weeks ago, so he hasn't been away from "home" for that long! I sure hope that's true!

Noelle said...

How many years in captivity??? There is no way he's going to survive back out in the wild.

Denise said...

Lucky for the lobster he was only in captivity for 10 days before being released back into the free :)

(http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090110/ap_on_fe_st/odd_liberated_lobster)

I do wish that PETA would spend more time going after those that are clearly abusing animals or perhaps spend some of their efforts enhancing the lives of the humans around them.

sheila said...

Ha, thanks for the laugh. In God's Love sheila