These Activists 'Liberated' Nine Lobsters From A Dublin Restaurant – And It's All On Video

"The lobsters, who were going to be boiled alive and eaten, were taken out to Clontarf and set free into the sea"


The practice of cooking live lobsters has long been one that's made people uncomfortable – but this group of activists took things a step further, when they entered a restaurant on Wicklow Street and took nine of the creatures from the tank.

The National Animal Rights Association claimed responsibility for the daring prison break at the Ka Shing restaurant – in conjunction with Direct Action For Animals and the Alliance For Animal Rights – and posted this message on its Facebook page.

Would you boil a cat or dog alive?

National Animal Rights Association

The group added: "Lobsters do not have an automatic nervous system that puts them into a state of shock when they’re harmed. They feel the pain until their nervous system is destroyed – which can take up to 7 minutes when being boiled alive."

According to the post, a group of the organisations' members were approached at an anti-fur protest the following morning, and informed that charges would be pressed against them for their actions. However, they said:

We liberated them openly, because we are 100% behind our belief that it was the morally correct thing to do. What we did was an act of compassion, and we have no regrets.

National Animal Rights Association