Lobsters Want to Live, Too!
Posted June 7, 2012 by peta2 staff
Did you know that lobsters can live to be 100 years old?!
Like dolphins and many other animals, lobsters use complex signals to explore their surroundings and establish social relationships. Just as we go on vacation, they take long-distance seasonal journeys and are known to travel 100 miles or more each year!
Unfortunately, more than 20 million lobsters are caught and killed for food each year in the United States.
One of the most common ways to kill and cook lobsters is by boiling them alive in a pot of water. Don’t let people fool you about lobsters—scientists have determined that lobsters do feel pain and can often be seen scratching frantically at the side of the pot trying to get out.
So now that summer has begun, please remember never to eat lobsters or any other animal, and tell your family and friends to do the same!
Tags: Animals Used for Food