Sunday, 29 Jul 2012
An unusual fashion seems to have hit the state of Connecticut: saving lobsters from restaurants.
First came the crustacean dubbed "Lucky Larry", a 17lb lobster bought by restaurant customer Don MacKenzie so that he could set it free in the sea, which he did to a chorus of schoolchildren chanting: "Let Larry live".
Not to be outdone, Connecticut's governor Dannel Malloy issued a pardon to a 15lb lobster at another restaurant where it had allegedly been sentenced to 'lunch'.
The governor's lobster was released into Mystic River; the other one was set free in Long Island Sound.