Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I knew Whole Foods store people were goofy.

Nation: Overpriced status food store for the hippy set comes up with the strange idea that people buying lobster are actually cooking them.

No wonder people think this town is goofy. The Whole Foods Market chain headquartered here in Austin is thinking about stopping the sale of live lobsters because it could be cruel to the lobsters. "We're reviewing the entire process literally from boat to plate to see if we can make some significant improvement in that whole supply process," Whole Foods spokeswoman Kate Lowery said. One way Whole Foods could make some significant improvement would be to release all the lobsters into Town Lake. That way I could collect them and eat them. Still, on Thursday the Whole Foods leadership will discuss whether to discontinue marketing live lobsters because the lobsters may not be getting humane treatment. At issue here is what people do with the lobsters when they take them home — that is, boil them and dip them in drawn butter. "It's ultimately how they're handled by the consumer after they go home that's a concern," Lowery said. What are we supposed to do? Give them names like Larry the Lobster and take them for a walk?
Did they find some weird sexual fetish going on between the Whole Food customers and lobsters no one else knew about till a couple of weeks ago? Just how are they being handled by the customers?

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