Please ask that restaurant free lobster rather than sell her in raffle
UPDATE | JULY 20
In response to the outpouring of concern for the 21-pound lobster recently procured by the staff of our fish market, the Board of Directors of Good Seas Inc., d/b/a Capt’n Elmer’s Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market, have concluded that the lobster will be released back into the waters of Cape Cod. It would be contrary to the personal ethics of the individual Board members as well as the business principles of the company as a whole to allow the future of this noble lobster to be determined by chance.
The drawing, which began Monday, July 16, will proceed as planned. However, the prize offering has been revised to reflect the Board’s decision to release the lobster. The winner of the drawing will have the opportunity to choose to receive 21 pounds of retail size lobsters or to accompany the release team and participate in the lobster’s release.
All proceeds from the drawing will go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Dana-Farber provides adult and pediatric care to those with cancer while researching and developing tomorrow’s cures. Tickets for the drawing are available for purchase now through noon on Sunday, July 22 at Capt’n Elmer’s Fish Market, 18 Old Colony Way, Orleans, Massachusetts. Participants will receive one drawing ticket for each $5 donation, or three tickets for each $10 donation. The drawing will take place on Sunday, July 22 at noon. The winner will be informed by phone Sunday evening. All are welcome to visit the lobster at Capt’n Elmer’s Fish Market.
We would like to thank our patrons, members of our local community, and the international supporters who have spoken out on behalf of this lobster. We greatly appreciate your continued interest in the protection and conservation of our local species.
BACKGROUND | MY FOX BOSTON
A Cape Cod restaurant and fish market is giving seafood lovers the chance to win a massive lobster while also donating to charity.
Capt’n Elmer’s on Old Colony Way in Orleans is raffling off a massive 21-pound lobster to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. That adds up to nearly five pounds of lobster meat.
Those interested in entering can go to Capt’n Elmer’s and pick up the tickets in person or the fish market can mail the tickets. Those interested in having the tickets mailed can enter by calling 508-255-7221.
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It is my understanding that Capt’n Elmer’s fish market is raffling a 21-pound lobster as part of fundraising efforts; although this is a noble endeavor, it is causing the unnecessary suffering and future death of a sentient being, the lobster. I am therefore respectfully requesting that Capt’n Elmer’s makes the compassionate decision to discontinue the imprisonment of the lobster and relinquish him to his home in the ocean. However, as long as Capt’n Elmer’s continues to unnecessarily capitalize on the exploitation, imprisonment, and maltreatment of him, I will not financially support them. It is important to recognize that consumers are increasingly rejecting those businesses that are complicit in the suffering and unnecessary treatment of animals by shifting their loyalties to those businesses that do not participate in the exploitation of them, and I hope that Capt’n Elmer’s will extend such an ethical and empathetic gesture as well.
Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.
we sit here baffled
at the cruel nature
of this raffle.
taking a life is not
this is murder,
raffle the opportunity
to let this lobster free,
back to his home
in the sea!!!
Karen Lyons Kalmenson