Lobster rescued from Ontario grocery store tank, airlifted to Nova Scotia

It was this lobster’s very lucky day. Airlifted, saved, to live for another day. Something for a Friday after a crazy week of politics, proving that sanity still prevails in the everyday world in which we live.

Christine Loughead was in her local grocery store in the northwestern Ontario town of Red Lake when she spotted it in a tank. The lobster was alive, destined for someone’s dinner plate.

“It weighed on my psyche more and more,” said the long-time vegetarian-turned-vegan.

“There’s this live being who — it’s not too late to help. He’s alive.”

She bought the lobster for $20.23, brought it home and wondered what to do next. After some Googling, she realized the lobster most likely came from Nova Scotia, and thought it would be better to return it to the ocean than to keep it in a tank. 

Loughead posted a message on a Facebook group for vegans in Halifax, looking for someone who could put the lobster back in the ocean if she could get it to Nova Scotia.

Beth Kent of Bridgewater answered the call. She stopped eating meat after she helped found the town’s first animal shelter 35 years ago and is passionate about helping all living beings.

“I admired her so much for caring,” Kent said of Loughead.

Loughead then drove six hours from her home to the UPS store in Winnipeg, which ships live animals. She spent $225 to send the lobster all the way to Halifax, where Kent picked it up.

“The man in UPS had no sense of humour at all!” Kent said with a laugh.

The lobster was packed in a Styrofoam box with cold packs and wet newspaper. Kent said she was relieved to see it was still alive and moving after the 24-hour journey.

She drove the lobster to a spot she thought would be a good place to release it into the ocean, but changed her mind when she saw a fishing boat on the horizon.

Kent then found a small cove where she thought the lobster would have better chances and put it in the water.

“All of a sudden, he straightened out and walked over the rocks,” she said.

Back in Ontario, Loughead was relieved to hear the lobster completed the long, strange journey. Kent said she has no ill will towards fishermen and was just happy to help this lobster.

H/T: Moonbattery 


15 Responses to “Lobster rescued from Ontario grocery store tank, airlifted to Nova Scotia”

  1. the unit Says:

    And what we have here is Lobster and Frogs Lives Matter……
    I guess start a GoFundMe for them next.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Good one Unit. Hadn’t heard anything from you for awhile. Hope all is ok.


      • the unit Says:

        Thanks. Had really bad bout with the flu. Finally got rid of every bit of fever this third week. Working to get vim and vigor back. Yes, ok now.

        Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:

        Glad to hear. I was worried.


    • petermc3 Says:

      What’s red and green and gies100mph? A frog in a blender. A racist joke like this could get one a stretch in the slammer…

      Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:

        Don’t try and put this on facebook. Twitter will ban you for 24 hours.


  2. Philip Johnson Says:

    And they are both likely “pro-choice”, late term abortion activists…

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Point well taken

      Liked by 1 person

  3. My Article Read (6-3-2016) – My Daily Musing Says:

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  4. petermc3 Says:

    Following her third orgasm of the morning I tuned out at 7:27 am.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      That was about one more than I could take.

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  5. petermc3 Says:

    … and I could see the garden snail had crawled its way onto the pavers and was quietly and discreetly making its way toward the open patio doors. By God it was still alive! As my humanity cried out to me it was then that I knew what I had to do so I went inside, grabbed the box of Diamond Crystal Salt and doused the little bastard and watched it slowly die there on the patio. It sure beat the hell out of a 15 minute drive to the UPS Store..


    • bunkerville Says:

      A job well done Peter. Did you tire of Mika gushing over the Beast’s speech?

      Liked by 1 person

      • mcnorman Says:

        Mika gushing is really nauseating. Good way to lose weight. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:

        Small increments. Always good to know one’s enemy. Plus an adrenaline rush first thing in the morning


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