PETA
delivered a detailed criminal complaint to authorities in Maine after revealing
stomach-turning undercover video footage captured in Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster (LBML) slaughterhouse. PETA’s nine-page complaint cites 38 incidents captured on video
during our investigation related to apparent violations of Maine’s
cruelty-to-animals law.

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PETA’s
groundbreaking investigation revealed that workers at LBML routinely rip and tear
the legs, heads, and shells off live lobsters and break apart conscious crabs’ shells with sharp spikes before violently
scrubbing off their internal organs with stiff-bristled brushes. Each lobster’s claws and tail
are saved, while the rest of the body is dumped in bins and left to
writhe in agony. The crabs who have been torn apart are still alive when they’re
lowered slowly into boiling water.

Stop the
Mutilation

Other
lobster-processing plants use less cruel methods of killing the animals, such
as hydrostatic pressure—the method used at Shucks Maine Lobster in
Richmond—which Bean once relied on, reportedly because she recognized it as more
humane. PETA requested to meet privately with Bean or her staff prior to
releasing the results of our investigation but has still not received a
response.

Of course, we’d rather lobsters and
crabs were left in peace, but there’s no excuse for a big company—with the
ability to kill them instantly—to kill them slowly and cruelly instead. Maine’s
laws need to be enforced, and those who are dismembering and mutilating live
animals should be prosecuted.

What You Can Do

Please urge Linda Bean to stop the suffering and
implement faster, less painful ways of killing crabs and lobsters. Click on the
button below to act today!

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Article source: PETA Files

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