This is in regard to an article in the Sun Journal (Aug. 30): “PETA wants tombstone for lobsters that died in crash.”

At first, I laughed in disbelief, but then I realized that it’s not so funny. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals group wants a fancy five-foot granite tombstone to be placed at the crash site to honor the accidental deaths of some bottom-feeding crustaceans that were on their way to their demise in the first place. And I am talking about a nicer stone than what most human beings can afford to have over their own graves.

Now, that makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?

The impetus behind such emotionally-driven misdirection is to portray mankind as the enemy of the planet. That fallacy can progress into increasingly radical mindsets, such as animal and even plant rights superseding human rights, eco-terrorism, human depopulation, eugenics and genocide.

While a roadside tombstone for lobsters sounds mild, maybe like another Maine joke, it is really not so funny. It is the fruit of those people who exchanged the truth of God for the lie and “worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25).

David Theriault, Rumford

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