PETA animal rights activists body painted themselves to look like boiled lobsters in yet another bizarre demonstration which left onlookers baffled.
Wearing just wigs, claws and red paint the protesters simulated lobsters being boiled alive in a giant pot with “Put Yourself in their Place” written on it.
They also held signs proclaiming “Being Boiled Alive Hurts” and “Try to Relate. Keep lobsters off the plate.”
They were protesting against the against the Maine Lobster Festival in the US but passers by were far from shocked.
Sue Baxter, who witnessed a similar PETA’s lobster stunt two years ago, said:
“People were p****d in Maine when PETA showed up last year or two ago bitching about the way the lobsters were being dealt with.”
An onlooker added: “These people are just making fools of themselves – they are not making a difference. I feel sorry for them if they really believe this sort of stuff works.”
PETA is not the most knowledgeable charity when it comes to lobsters.A few years ago it reportedly “rescued” lobsters by putting them in fresh water. Which lead to their instant death.
The charity also killed Larry a 15-pound, 100-year-old lobster after rescuing it from from a Florida restaurant in 2016.
They had planned to deliver Larry to an aquarium in Maine but it died in the back of a truck after delays meant the journey took a week instead a day.
Samantha Cote, a Facebook user added: “PETA is known to both directly and indirectly to harm and kill 90 per cent of the animals it swears to protect.”
A PETA spokesperson said: “Lobsters are intelligent and unique individuals who use complex signals to establish social relationships and take long-distance seasonal journeys, often traveling up to 100 miles in a year.”