Jes Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman magazine and NationalFisherman.com.
Written by Adrianne Madden
Friday, 20 November 2009
Well, it looks like the folks at PETA should stick with their modus operandi of never advocating the consumption of animal flesh.
In an attempt to promote the CrustaStun (which we editors have alternately pronounced the "crustah-stun" and "crus-stay-stun"), a British invention that electrocutes lobster instead of boiling it (which is supposed to be a humane end for the ocean bugs before the savages among us feast on their flesh), the animal rights group staged a huge lobster feed.
They flew the inventor to Tucson, Ariz., had two CrustaStuns sent by courier and ordered up hundreds of lobsters for the occasion.
Unfortunately, the stunners never arrived.
PETA held good on its word of feeding the masses, however, and gave in reluctantly to boiling the lobsters.
Tradition holds sway for one more day.
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