Connecticut man frees Larry the lobster from restaurant menu

Peace Couple believes in applying peace and compassion to all of our shopping decisions. Compassion is one good reason to consider taking animal products out of your diet.This man showed a whole, new level of shopping compassion. He took a 17 pound lobster that was on a restaurant menu, and paid for it alive, so he could free it!

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(excerpt from) northjersey.com/AP
Man frees 17-pound lobster from Conn. restaurant
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 11:57

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man purchased a 17-pound lobster at a Waterford restaurant, then released the crustacean back into Long Island Sound.

Don MacKenzie of Niantic…knew the lobster, nicknamed “Lucky Larry” by local children, would have to be about 80-years-old to reach his current size and felt it deserved to live…

MacKenzie won’t say how much he paid The Dock restaurant to take Larry off the menu Tuesday.

“Let’s just say that it’s the most expensive lobster I never ate.” MacKenzie told the newspaper…

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Gradual Vegetarian by Lisa Tracy

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