WFB: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has asked Maine officials for permission to build a five-foot tombstone to memorialize the site of an August truck crash that left thousands of lobsters scattered on the highway.
PETA says it would like to remember the “countless sensitive crustaceans” killed in the Aug. 22 crash in Brunswick, Maine, USA Today reports. The truck contained 7,000 pounds of lobster and backed up traffic for hours after its contents spilled onto the road.
The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries after, according to police, the vehicle likely hydroplaned in bad weather.
The epitaph of the gravestone would read, “In Memory of the Lobsters Who Suffered and Died at This Spot” and encourage people to “Try Vegan.”
Maine’s Department of Transportation is reviewing PETA’s request, but state law limits the size of roadside memorials and requires them to be removed after 12 weeks. more here