Do you think the lobsters in the tanks at Red Lobster are really red? Or are they brackish and imperfect with the blue rubber bands around their claws? Do you think the lobsters know they could live half a century if given the chance? Do you think the lobsters know we have to believe they don’t feel pain? We sometimes believe that about our own species too. Do you think the lobsters know?
About the Author: Geneva Webber is a sophomore Creative and Professional Writing major and is minoring in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. She is a member of the Writing Club, is Vice President of P.A.W.S. (Pro-activism With Service) and her work has been previously published in The Insider. She has lived in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and small-town Michigan, and derives much of her writing from small, intimate, personal experiences.
Image Credit: Courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The American lobster Washington: Govt. Print. Off., 1895.