The People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has demanded the State of Maine erect a memorial for the 4,500 lobsters killed in a truck accident.
PETA hopes those driving by never forget the "countless sensitive crustaceans" who spilled onto the highway earlier this week. (Fox News)
The grave would “remind everyone that the best way to prevent such tragedies is to go vegan,” the animal rights group said.
A mockup of the gravestone shows a lobster with the words, “In Memory of the Lobsters Who Suffered and Died at This Spot.”
Maine’s Department of Transportation is reviewing the group’s request, spokesman Ted Talbot told the Herald. He said temporary signs can be no larger than 4 feet by 8 feet and could be in public for up to 12 weeks. PETA hopes to erect a 5-foot memorial for the lobsters. It would be located on Route 1 in Brunswick.
It's unclear how much the gravestone would cost.
The request is the latest in a nationwide campaign by the animal rights group to "encourage diners to leave crabs and other sea animals off dinner plates and in their aquatic homes."