140-Year-Old Lobster Liberated

Restaurant heeds PETA call to let old-timer return to the sea
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2009 3:04 AM CST
140-Year-Old Lobster Liberated
"George," a live 20-pound lobster, at City Crab and Seafood in New York, Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. George spent 10 days in the tank at the Manhattan joint after being caught off Newfoundland 2 weeks ago.   (AP Photo/P.E.T.A.)

(Newser) – A lobster almost as old as the Lincoln presidency will return to the ocean today after being freed by PETA, the Village Voice reports. The animal rights group persuaded a New York City seafood restaurant to release George, estimated to be 140 years old, and plans to free the old-timer in an area off the Maine cost where lobster trapping is forbidden.
(Read more lobster stories.)

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