Dear District Attorney Mr. Matthew J. Foster,
I was upset to learn that your office has decided not to file cruelty-to-animals charges against Maine Fair Trade Lobster, whose standard operating procedures involve dismembering, mutilating, and torturing conscious lobsters and leaving them to die slowly—all of which is prohibited by Maine law. Scientific evidence, as well as common sense, shows that lobsters are sentient animals, and they would have felt every agonizing moment of the abuse documented at this slaughterhouse.
I urge you to reconsider your decision in light of recent scientific and legal developments recognizing that lobsters are indeed capable of experiencing suffering. Please take immediate action to halt this company's practice of dismembering live animals and help alleviate the suffering of lobsters, who are entitled to protection under Maine's cruelty-to-animals statute.