Update: A representative of Linda Bean's Perfect Maine reports that the company is no longer slaughtering lobsters and crabs at a processing plant previously operated by Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster. It appears that a company called Harbor’s Maine Realty, LLC purchased the property, and Harbor's Maine Lobster, LLC acquired the processing operation. It is unclear whether Linda Bean's Perfect Maine is involved with the new companies, but Linda Bean is still listed on the latest tax bill. Linda Bean's Perfect Maine also continues to buy and sell live lobsters, and restaurants operated by the company sell live lobsters and lobster meat processed by other facilities.
In 2013, PETA captured video footage of live lobsters and crabs who were being torn apart inside a Rockland, Maine, crustacean slaughterhouse doing business as Linda Bean's Maine Lobster (LBML).
This groundbreaking undercover look at how crustaceans were commercially slaughtered reveals that workers pulled off live lobsters' claws before shoving them into a metal tool that punctured their shells, and they slammed live crabs onto spikes. They ripped the animals apart while they're still alive and struggling.
THESE ANIMALS FEEL PAIN.
Physiological and behavioral studies have confirmed that lobsters feel pain. Because lobsters do not have a centralized nervous system—but instead have ganglia, or masses of nervous tissue, spread throughout their bodies—they do not die quickly even if their brains were destroyed. Studies have found that lobsters' nervous systems continue to function even after they were dismembered.
According to Dr. Roth, LBML's crab slaughter process was "carving the animal alive and would no doubt cause unnecessary pain."
YOU CAN STOP THIS: Stop eating lobsters and crabs and share the video with everyone you know.
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