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Woman Pays $1,000 to Rescue Lobster
Web India 123 ^ | 07.21.2008 | UPI

Posted on 07/20/2008 5:21:37 PM PDT by Coffee200am

A Canadian woman says she plans to release a giant lobster after she paid $1,000 to rescue the crustacean from a fish market.

Laura-Leah Shaw forked over $1,000 to purchase the 22-pound lobster, dubbed Big Dee-Dee, from the Big Fish seafood market in Shediac, New Brunswick, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Sunday.

The report said two unnamed Ontario groups contributed $1,000 each to rescue the animal, which is thought to be 100 years old.

Big Fish was auctioning Dee Dee off for an opening price of $1,000, the Broadcasting Corp. said.

Denis Breau, owner of the fish market, said at least 1,000 people visited Big Fish to catch a glimpse of Dee Dee, who was caught in the beginning of July.

Shaw said she is preparing to travel to the Maritimes region of eastern Canada Monday to let Dee Dee go into the wild.


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrights; death; foodsupply; lobster; release
I predict it won't live long...
1 posted on 07/20/2008 5:21:37 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: All

Free Republic could use some wallets like that. See tag


2 posted on 07/20/2008 5:23:28 PM PDT by don-o (Have you donated to FR? If not, why not?)
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To: Coffee200am

Frequently a rescued lobster is tossed into the nearest freshwater creek or stream where it quickly dies.


3 posted on 07/20/2008 5:23:54 PM PDT by muawiyah (We need a "Gastank For America" to win back Congress)
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To: Coffee200am
Shaw said she is preparing to travel to the Maritimes region of eastern Canada Monday to let Dee Dee go into the wild.

Lunch is being served at.......

4 posted on 07/20/2008 5:25:09 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac

5 posted on 07/20/2008 5:27:06 PM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: Coffee200am

On my way!


6 posted on 07/20/2008 5:29:53 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: Coffee200am

7 posted on 07/20/2008 5:34:24 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (In Cleveland: No one may kill a mouse in the streets without a hunting license)
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To: Coffee200am

Yup, be surprised if it lasted a day in the wild...


8 posted on 07/20/2008 5:35:43 PM PDT by piytar
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To: Coffee200am
I walked into my favorite bar.
The barmaid asked me to get her something to eat.
I asked “What”, she said “Oh, a lobster”.
I knew she would have been happy with anything but
I went to a nice restaurant and ordered us both cooked lobsters.
I had them sell me the largest lobster in their tank.
I took the wrappings off its claws and put it on the bar.
The look on her face was priceless.
We named it Pepe and taught it tricks.
You could snap your fingers at it and it would snap its
claws at you.
We left it on the ice in a beer chest and barbecued it
the next day.
9 posted on 07/20/2008 5:41:26 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto!)
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To: Coffee200am

I have just two words to say about this story; “clarified butter”.


10 posted on 07/20/2008 5:41:47 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Coffee200am

Anybody remember the Rush Limbaugh story about a bidding war over a lobster?


11 posted on 07/20/2008 5:43:51 PM PDT by wallace144
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To: piytar

picture a kitten being released into the amazon rain forest

some people simply care too much


12 posted on 07/20/2008 5:43:58 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (fantasy hockey, whos down?)
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To: Coffee200am
It's lobster day on FR .... Don't eat the tomalley! ;-D
13 posted on 07/20/2008 5:44:32 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Coffee200am

Now yer talkin’! Yum, Yum ....


14 posted on 07/20/2008 5:45:36 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Daffynition
It's lobster day on FR .... Don't eat the tomalley! ;-D

Thats the green stuff, right ?

15 posted on 07/20/2008 5:46:44 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Yep ... the icky bright green stuff. The red stuff is the roe. ;(


16 posted on 07/20/2008 5:48:26 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Coffee200am

what a frigen Moron


17 posted on 07/20/2008 5:55:16 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs; Daffynition
what a frigen Moron

Well maybe, maybe not ... she was saving humanity from the dreaded 'green stuff' (tomalley) which apparently kills on contact. Imagine how much green stuff a 22lb lobster has? It's frightening when ya think about it, ehhh ?

/sarc off

18 posted on 07/20/2008 6:01:53 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Coffee200am

19 posted on 07/20/2008 6:09:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Mr_Moonlight
"It's lobster. Soylent Green is made out of lobster."


20 posted on 07/20/2008 6:18:53 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Coffee200am
My wife, whose daughter is presently working the kitchen at a major hotel in New Brunswick, suggested they put a tracking device on the sucker and sell it a few more times...

: )

21 posted on 07/20/2008 6:22:15 PM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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To: Daffynition
Hahahahaaaa ... I had to look that one up:

(from Wikipedia):
Soylent Green is a 1973 dystopian science fiction movie depicting a future in which the greenhouse gas effect results in severe damage to the environment.

Somehow I just *knew* that Algore had a hand in the topic of this thread ..... /laughs

22 posted on 07/20/2008 6:26:21 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Publius6961

She could find a much better outlet for her money here!

http://www.mtdn.com/cafe4111

There’s even animal rescue groups on there!


23 posted on 07/20/2008 6:27:42 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (Media -)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
The washouts from Radio City Music Hall thank AlBore for the mention.


24 posted on 07/20/2008 6:33:56 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Oztrich Boy
I thought of that as soon as I saw the headline.

"Pinchy would have wanted it this way...."

25 posted on 07/20/2008 6:35:02 PM PDT by jude24 (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: wallace144

It was Sean Hannity’s liberal “Flipper” girl who bought two `Lobstergram’ crustaceans and released them into lethal fresh water.

El Rushbo covered the story where a horrified Katie Couric watched a chef slice & dice a live lobster for sauteeing in the pan. She lead an effort to sue the chef LOL.


26 posted on 07/20/2008 6:38:07 PM PDT by elcid1970 (My cartridges are dipped in pig grease.)
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To: Coffee200am

That broad needs to be locked up in a mental ward!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 07/20/2008 6:41:09 PM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: Coffee200am
Shaw said she is preparing to travel to the Maritimes region of eastern Canada Monday to let Dee Dee go into the wild.

Hopefully, this time the Lobster's rescuers will remember to remove the rubber bands from the claws before releasing.

http://www.mndaily.com/daily/1998/02/06/news/ap301.ap/

"A close-up on TV that aired Tuesday and Wednesday showed the rubber band firmly stuck on the lobster's claw. That's when the calls started coming in -- about 100 to WHDH in Boston, and more to KUSA in Denver."

28 posted on 07/20/2008 6:45:07 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Yo-Yo

You should laways use claw locks: Otherwise a predator may take your claw and use it against you.


29 posted on 07/20/2008 6:56:21 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (In Cleveland: No one may kill a mouse in the streets without a hunting license)
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To: Daffynition

LOL!!

Is that a recent picture of Dee-Dee?


30 posted on 07/20/2008 7:52:22 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Coffee200am

“Shaw said she is preparing to travel to the Maritimes region of eastern Canada Monday to let Dee Dee go into the wild”

Geez, I hope there’s a guy standing about 20 feet away with a big net and a pot of boiling water.


31 posted on 07/20/2008 8:11:19 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: Coffee200am

Was anyone really going to kill the lobster? It seems a shame to do that to a hundred year old animal, and it probably wouldn’t taste that good.

I would have liked to see a lobster that big go to an exhibit, with a display on the side on how big it was when Taft was president, during WWI, the stock market crash, etc.

That would have been a great educational experience for the kids.


32 posted on 07/20/2008 11:04:23 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Soylent Green is a 1973 dystopian science fiction movie depicting a future in which the greenhouse gas effect results in severe damage to the environment.

Someone appears to be rewriting history. As I recall the story, overpopulation (per Erlich) was the cause of all of the world's troubles.

33 posted on 07/20/2008 11:19:33 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

I think your right......Nothing about green house gasses in this or any other 73 movie......


34 posted on 07/21/2008 3:16:24 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Disciplinemisanthropy

I’m reminded of that video of a seal that was released only to be eaten by an orca right away. Anyone got a handy link?


35 posted on 07/21/2008 4:52:20 AM PDT by piytar
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To: Coffee200am
Reminds me of a Lobster that was “rescued” up here in Boston several years ago. The idiot PETA nut released it into the surf, which is retarded enough but the d*bag also neglected to take the pegs out of its claws. So even if the poor critter made it to a lobster friendly area, it was completely defenseless
36 posted on 07/21/2008 5:01:51 AM PDT by Brainhose (No Fro In 08)
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