PETA’s not being honest about its objection to the lobster-tank arcade game (“Crustacean temptation,” Nation, Feb. 7). This is a group that’s in favor of “liberating” animals, not making them comfortable before we eat them.
Even if these restaurants gave each lobster a barca-lounger, an iPod, three square meals a day and a view of the ocean, PETA would still argue that they have the “right” to not be cooked and dipped in drawn butter.
Regardless of what the animal-rights movement thinks, most people would gladly pay two dollars for a chance at a lobster dinner. Of course, I’d fork over a twenty if PETA would just be quiet.