An illustration submitted by PETA to state highway officials shows the proposed granite monument. Courtesy of Maine Department of Transportation
They've wanted them for Turkeys in Iowa, Chickens in Florida, pigs in Arizona and now the latest craziness concerns lobsters in Maine!
The People for the Eating of Tasty Animals (that's what it means, right?) have their claws in a wad after some 7,000 pounds of Lobster were destroyed in a reck in Brunswick, ME.
Now PETA wants to erect a five foot tall granite monument on the side of the road where the wreck took place.
In the grand scheme of things this is no big deal (unless you're one of the Lobsters I guess). In 2017, 110 million pounds of lobster were harvested in Maine.
According to the Portland Press Herald: "The state Department of Transportation is reviewing the group’s request, spokesman Ted Talbot said.
Roadside memorials are considered “temporary signs” under state law, Talbot said. Temporary signs can be no larger than 4 feet by 8 feet, and may be placed in the public right of way for up to 12 weeks."