June 03, 2016

#LobsterLivesMatter: Vegan compares lobster rescue to Underground Railroad

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

We've seen the momentum that #BlackLivesMatter has gotten. Did you know that lobster lives matter too?

Before a lobster becomes the delicious and buttery culinary concoction familiar to most of us, it is a living creature--often in a grocery store tank. That was a sad sight for a Red Lake, Ont. vegan woman, Christine Loughead, who said that a lone lobster for sale "weighed on (her) psyche."

Triggered by such a burden, she bought the shellfish for $20.23, drove six hours to Winnipeg, shipped it via UPS to a vegan contact out in Halifax for $225, where the lobster was released into the ocean by a fellow vegan out east.

Everyone needs a hobby, I suppose.

What vegans like Loughead do with their own time and money is not my business. Her justification for it is, however.

She did an interview with me, during which she likened her actions to those who helped blacks escape slavery along the Underground Railroad.

Like so many other animal rights activists, she thinks that throwing a lobster into the ocean (even though it's very likely he got fished back out again) is on par with the emancipation of slaves.

This 'rescue mission' comes as social justice warriors demand 'justice for Harambe,' the 17-year old gorilla gunned down because he was endangering the human life of a four-year old boy.

If we're to believe that lobster lives matter as much as black lives do, the left's pursuit of "equality" has never been more misguided.

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commented 2016-06-06 10:47:15 -0400
I will participate in this emancipation movement. Please send them to my house. I will set them free. Right after I go get a pound of butter. Mmm
commented 2016-06-05 19:26:47 -0400
Oh Dear… I sure hope Ms. Loughead has deep pockets because there’s those tons of unshucked oysters sitting on ice at food stores across Western Canada that need shipping back to Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island… And what about those poor clams?… Also bear “rescuing?”…
commented 2016-06-05 17:13:36 -0400
All of a sudden, I feel like going to Red Lobster.
commented 2016-06-05 12:08:28 -0400
This is why children need to be exposed to the natural world. This would actually be fun for the children, to spend time on farms, or with those who fish for a living. But we all know that the marxist schools want us to starve, so there is no way they would allow the children to know about the real food chain.
commented 2016-06-04 10:46:28 -0400
She needs a reality check. I could be wrong about this woman, but often I find this sort of misplaced sentiment towards animals, or in this case a crustation, is by people who have no children. Animals are equal to people in their minds. If she had to chose between the life of her child and the life of a gorilla, lets say, which one would she pick? I think even she would pick her child. These people have no perspective.The world has gone mad when we have to discuss charging the zoo for shooting that gorilla to save a child’s life.

Is this a part of the left’s attempt to put humans in their place, white human guilt?
commented 2016-06-04 09:43:30 -0400
Canadian Mongrel said, “There is no consistency to regressive liberal logic about any of there causes.”

No, you are right. They flail all over the place. That’s what happens when they have nothing with which to anchor their beliefs.

The left/socialists/SJWs base their morals and principles of the ever changing flow of society norms, so it only follows reason that there would be no consistency to their causes.
commented 2016-06-04 00:06:17 -0400
This piece reminds me of the story of “Snow” and her sisters, as told by this woman:


Apparently, “Snow” is a chicken and her “sisters” – the patriarchy has guaranteed that only female chickens would be in jeopardy – are in grave danger from all nefarious humans who aren’t vegan….
commented 2016-06-03 20:01:57 -0400
Lobsters are omnivores, they will even eat each other. It would be no surprise if this one is already been eaten by … something.
commented 2016-06-03 19:46:10 -0400
And we can all compare the “lobster rescue underground railway” to a morbidly sheltered existence so isolated from the natural cycle of life that misplaced empathy would anguish over the life of a insensate crustacean but ignore the the holocaust carried out in the nation’s abortuaries.
commented 2016-06-03 18:44:42 -0400
There is no consistency to regressive liberal logic about any of there causes.

Driving from work today, I was in a blind spot for real radio and had forgotten my iPod hence stuck with CBC. They had an article about a Quebec farmer who was under attack by the Un-Social Media for attempting to save a bison calf in Yellowstone, but it getting put down instead. So here we have an immigrant farmer seeing a calf in distress and does what any farmer would do. However, it does not fit with the Eco-plan of the park so the calf is killed by park officials. The regressives, instead of commiserating with the farmer for being fined by trying to do what he thought was right in saving the calf, dump on him in Un-social Media. Hypocrites all are the regressive liberals.

CBC of course did not report this without bias against the farmer…go figure.
commented 2016-06-03 18:36:12 -0400
Oh the irony if that lobster ended up back in that or another store.
commented 2016-06-03 18:17:15 -0400
My grocery store has a whole tank full of lobsters. I wonder if this lady will bankrupt herself trying to “rescue” them. I also wonder if she realizes that by buying the lobster, she has only increased the demand for them, ensuring that more are caught to meet this increased demand.
commented 2016-06-03 17:23:17 -0400
Hi Andrew: Great commentary. Who in their right mind can believe this demented woman? All I can say is our North American society has too much affluence and too much free time on its hands to allow idiocy like this.
commented 2016-06-03 17:07:16 -0400
I hope for her mental health that she hasn’t stepped on an ant or spider lately.
commented 2016-06-03 16:38:49 -0400
For gawd sakes, lobsters are crustaceans with a very simple nervous system. In terms of cognitive function they really are not much more sophisticated than plants, pretty much stimulus and response.
commented 2016-06-03 15:51:31 -0400
Hmmmm… Steak and lobster. I am getting hungry!
commented 2016-06-03 15:35:02 -0400
I feel like I’m living on another planet these days. These cry babies are beyond the pale already. Soon they will want psychotherapists for lobsters! These vegans must be missing valuable nutrients in their diets from not eating meat, and it has effected their brains, because they are complete lunatics now!
commented 2016-06-03 15:02:03 -0400
Funniest Fucking thing I’ve read this week!! Hahahaha! Hey lady,,,,Lobster nom nom nom. Slather it up in butter and chow down. Hey go Surf n Turf. Nice big juicy steak!!!
commented 2016-06-03 15:00:43 -0400
Vegans are malnourished. Malnourishment directly affected the ability of the brain to operate.

Malnourishment also means that a person easily fatigues.

When fatigue sets in, a person can often become emotional, usually angry.

So this sort of “UPS-ing lobsters” behavior is quite normal – for a malnourished person. Disease and terminal illness is what follows over time.

Keep eating your greens only Christine – you’ll be planted soon enough.
commented 2016-06-03 14:54:44 -0400
If she wants to free a slave then she should give her money to the fund that buys muslim sex slaves from the open slave market in issis controlled areas. THAY WOULD BE A GOOD REASON TO SPEND YOU MONEY