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PETA Seeks Roadside Memorial for Lobsters Killed in Crash

Maine officials are reviewing the request for a tombstone
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2018 10:35 AM CDT
PETA's tombstone suggestion.   (PETA)

(Newser) – If you stopped eating crabs at PETA's request, you'll probably love the animal rights group's latest idea. PETA has asked Maine officials for permission to build a 5-foot tombstone in Brunswick to honor an estimated 4,500 lobsters killed when a truck overturned on a highway last week, reports Fox News. The Maine Department of Transportation is reviewing the request, which includes a mock-up of the tombstone for "sensitive crustaceans." "In Memory of the Lobsters Who Suffered and Died at This Spot," it reads, followed by "Try Vegan." Locals aren't exactly on board. "We don't even put monuments up for people who die," one tells WGME. (Read more PETA stories.)

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