No More Live Lobsters at Whole Foods
"Although we discovered significant improvements are possible from capture up to in-store tank conditions, we are not yet sufficiently satisfied that the process of selling live lobsters is in line with our commitment to humane treatment and quality of life for animals," said Margaret Wittenberg, vice president of quality standards for Whole Foods Market. "At this time, we believe it is too difficult to maintain consistent conditions throughout the entire supply chain to ensure the health and wellbeing of lobsters outside their natural environment for such a long period of time. Many lobsters are held in storage facilities for several months."
Isn’t it a little odd though that they’re concerned with the way lobsters are treated after they are caught but apparently aren’t concerned with the fact that these sentient creatures are cooked by boiling them alive?
Maybe the Journal News will ask that question.