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BRUNSWICK, Maine (KDKA) – PETA is looking to build a large roadside tombstone to memorialize lobsters killed in a truck crash in Maine.

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According to the Portland Press Herald, a truck hauling approximately 7,000 pounds of live lobster crashed in Brunswick on Aug. 22. Initial reports indicated the truck may have hydroplaned before going off the road, down an embankment and overturning.

(Photo Courtesy: PETA)

“Countless sensitive crustaceans experienced an agonizing death when this truck rolled over and their bodies came crashing down onto the highway,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA hopes to pay tribute to these individuals who didn’t want to die with a memorial urging people to help prevent future suffering by keeping lobsters and all other animals off their plates.”

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Now, PETA wants to construct a 5-foot-tall monument to memorialize the crustaceans.

The animal rights group sent a photo of the proposed monument to the Maine Department of Transportation. The monument would read, “In memory of the lobsters who suffered and died at this spot August 2018. Try Vegan, PETA.”

The department is reportedly reviewing the request.

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