Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It's... THEM!

Mon souper de Fête...
Originally uploaded by viiny.
Spiegel | Seafood Escapes from German Supermarket
Lobsters in Germany took fate into their own claws and broke out of an Asian supermarket. They now face a brighter future in an animal home.

Dozens of lobsters destined to be boiled alive made a successful getaway from an Asian supermarket in the German city of Stuttgart in the early hours of Sunday morning, police said.

The clawed crustaceans, some of them up to 15 centimeters long, managed to crawl out of their crates, which had been poorly secured with wire mesh, then scurried across the floor of the supermarket and squeezed through the metal shutters covering the front of the store. The front door had been left open by mistake.

"The breakout was successful," Katrin Brandeis, spokeswoman for the Stuttgart police, told SPIEGEL ONLINE. "Passers by alerted the police at 1:45 a.m. reporting a large number of the animals heading down the street."

The escape may have saved their lives. "These animals weren't ever going to be pets," Brandeis said. "Now they've been taken to an animal home. The supermarket hasn't got in touch with us."
"Taken to an animal home"? They're stolen property, not homeless.

At the risk of sounding insensitive, I feel I must point out that Lincoln didn't free any lobsters.

Hell, next they'll be voting and getting drivers' licenses.

*Looks closer at the story"

Ah. Germany. Wait. Lobsters got rights in Germany?


Anonymous said...

Stolen property? Who stole them?

On the other hand, a case might be made against the store owner for creating a public nuisance. Or maybe littering. :)


Daniel said...

The police stole them. I mean, just because they were outside the building doesn't mean they suddenly didn't belong to the store anymore.

The article makes it clear that they know which store they belong to, but for some reason they're waiting for the store to call them.

"Well, fraulein, there's something you don't see every day."

I liked Alice's comment. "Did you order this dinner to go? Cause there it goes..."