Saturday, January 10, 2009
Lobster George. Old Age Does Pay. New York City. PETA Rescue.
Well, finally, we're showing some respect for our elders! George was estimated to be 140 years old and could have been served hot if not for an eagle-eyed patron of City Crab and Seafood restaurant in New York City. After all those years, George had finally put himself in mortal danger, from mankind and its insatiable appetite for eating other animals. Poor George. He must have been just trawling along the bottom, as usual, and when he walked into a trap. And so he ended up the subject of a phone call from a caring consumer to PETA. Through PETA's intervention and the restaurant's sympathy, George is free again. This native of Newfoundland, Canada was released Saturday at Kennebunkport, Maine. For a short while George was priced at $27 per pound. George's true age is uncertain, but lobsters are known to live up to one hundred years old. If George is, in fact, 140 years old, then he was born right after the American civil war. Think about it. Lobster George was swimming around the bottom all through the Spanish-American War, the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, The First Iraq Invasion, and up to the present war in Iraq. Geez, leave the old man alone.