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Old 01-16-2009, 08:38 PM   #21
 
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believe it or not the lobster is prob. going to be the cheapest thing out of everything needed for this tank.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:39 PM   #22
 
That is very interesting info.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:39 PM   #23
 
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I have too always wanted to save The lobsters are the grocery store. I Know what you want to do is noble. But The best thing you could do is Buy the Lobsters and set them free. I dont want to sound mean and i know your determined to do this but think of this. Its Not easy to have a lobster as a Pet, if it was everyone would be raising them and breeding them for food. You would only be Prolonging its miserable Life in Captivity. Release it. If you love something let it go. If it comes back, then flush it again.

Sincerely, a fellow Animal Lover.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:43 PM   #24
 
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I have too always wanted to save The lobsters are the grocery store. I Know what you want to do is noble. But The best thing you could do is Buy the Lobsters and set them free. I dont want to sound mean and i know your determined to do this but think of this. Its Not easy to have a lobster as a Pet, if it was everyone would be raising them and breeding them for food. You would only be Prolonging its miserable Life in Captivity. Release it. If you love something let it go. If it comes back, then flush it again.

Sincerely, a fellow Animal Lover.
Then there comes the issue of whether a captive-bred animal has parasites that no wild counterparts have immunity against. Suicidemonkey, your post may be interpreted that releasing a captive-bred specimen is fine. Check the laws and consider the consequences when planning to release a specimen.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:43 PM   #25
 
Agreed.

And you do know that there are millions of other lobsters out there?
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:50 PM   #26
 
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You do know that there was One Class that raised 3,300 dollars and released 300 main Lobsters back into the wild?

and no cody i didnt know that there is millions of others lobsters out there? I FIGURED THAT THERE WAS ONLY THE 33 LOBSTERS AT THE GROCERY STORE AROUND?

and Lupin, i don't believe there is any releasing laws though i see your point with the parasite thing.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:52 PM   #27
 
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If it comes back, then flush it again.
never, i repeat never flush or release an animal. if its alive, if its dead, if its a plant, snail, fish, hamster, if it goes to a septic tank or to the sewer, never flush anything or release anything into the wild. disease or no disease it still will have eating patterns that can alter the ecosystem.

if you are un-aware we have restrictions on species due to flushing and releasing captive animals. i dont know about you but i do not want more restrictions on what i wish to keep.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:53 PM   #28
 
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**Group Pays $3,300 To Free 300 Maine Lobsters**
Apr 11, 2007 3:51 pm US/Eastern

(AP) PORTLAND, Maine Three hundred lobsters have a new lease on life thanks to an anonymous group that secured their release in Maine.

The episode unfolded in the midst of a lobster shortage and record prices when a group of young people arrived at New Meadows Lobster Pound declaring that lobsters are “God’s creatures” and deserved a shot at freedom, said owner Pete McAleney.

Freedom, however, came at a cost.

The group paid nearly $3,400 in cash to buy all of his one-claw lobsters — known as “culls” — at a cost of $11.25 apiece, McAleney said.

“We told them they’re going to get caught again and they said, ‘That’s OK. We just want them to have a chance before they get caught again,”‘ McAleney said. “I don’t know if they go around and free chickens and cows or what.”

The story quickly made the grounds on the waterfront.

Only one other Portland lobster dealer, Harbor Fish Market, reported selling lobsters to someone who wanted to release them. Nick Alfiero, whose family owns the fish market, declined to discuss the transaction.
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:54 PM   #29
 
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never, i repeat never flush or release an animal. if its alive, if its dead, if its a plant, snail, fish, hamster, if it goes to a septic tank or to the sewer, never flush anything or release anything into the wild. disease or no disease it still will have eating patterns that can alter the ecosystem.

if you are un-aware we have restrictions on species due to flushing and releasing captive animals. i dont know about you but i do not want more restrictions on what i wish to keep.
it was a joke on a saying. Holy Cow Mr.Flush Police.

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Sorry, just got back from releasing a bunch of snake heads in local rivers and lakes. What did i miss?

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:13 PM   #30
 
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What an exciting thread! I read it right to the end... Even though I think it's bonkers...I wish you all the most success to you and your lobsters!!!
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