The Lobster Zone is a cruel “game” found in some bars and restaurants. The arcade-style contraption allows patrons to pluck a lobster out of a machine using a joystick-controlled crane that has an attached claw. Once caught, the lobster is dropped down a chute, boiled or cut up while still alive, and eaten. Of course, like all animals, lobsters can feel pain, and they suffer when they are injured, cut, or boiled alive.
PETA has received several calls recently from patrons of the Palm Beach Ale House in West Palm Beach, Florida, who were horrified upon seeing a Lobster Zone machine at the bar. Our callers reported seeing lobsters languishing in a tank and trying to flee as they were repeatedly chased by the metal claw.
Please contact the Palm Beach Ale House’s owner, Jay Prefer, to remind him that living beings must not be treated like cheap boardwalk-game trinkets, and implore him to remove this cruel contraption from the Palm Beach Ale House for good!
Jay Prefer, Owner
2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
If you see a Lobster Zone machine or a similar device in another business, please politely ask the owner to remove it.
Article source: PETA Action Alerts