Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Review of "The Lucky Lobsters"

Review By JESSICA ALMYhttp://vegbooks.org/

Life isn’t so lucky for most lobsters. Snatched from their habitats, they are kept in crowded tanks until they’re bought and boiled alive. Given new evidence that despite their simple nervous systems, lobsters may feel pain and I think you’d be hard pressed to find any human who’d be willing to trade their lot for the life of a lobster.
Into this sad state of affairs, enter Gary Dorion’s children’s book, The Lucky Lobsters. Written after he liberated some crustaceans from traps in the Atlantic Ocean, this book looks at life from the lobster’s point of view. The characters in Dorion’s story face the same unenviable fate as so many of their kin, but instead of being boiled alive, they find themselves returned home. Talk about lucky.