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PETA Destroyed This Restaurant's Claim That Weed Makes Killing Lobsters More Humane

By Pippa Raga

It's been a busy few weeks for PETA and the seafood industry. On the heels of what became a heated Twitter feud with Jimmy's Famous Seafood, who provoked a rise out of the animal organization when they tweeted "Come outside and show your face @peta," PETA is making headlines again — and the reason is even more absurd, if you can believe it.

Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine just revealed the "humane" way they kill their lobsters, and the whole internet is now up in arms. According to Daily Progress, the Maine pound is using cannabis to try to make killing their lobsters a more ethical practice.

Owner Charlotte Gill, a registered medical marijuana caregiver, says she's experimented with hot-boxing lobsters in the past, and claims the lobsters became noticeably calmer, per WMTW. "This restaurant was created on love," she said to the source. "That is its foundation and purpose. The idea is for all that come here to be able to reconnect with things that we have perhaps forgotten about as a society and reconnect with the past."