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The Way This Local Seafood Restaurant Roasted PETA After They Posted A Sign Urging People Not To Eat Crabs Is Epic
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The Way This Local Seafood Restaurant Roasted PETA After They Posted A Sign Urging People Not To Eat Crabs Is Epic

Baltimore loves its crab and seafood restaurants. The city is rightly known for delicious recipes using the iconic ‘Maryland crab,’ or blue crab, which made PETA’s attempts to get people to stop eating seafood quite a long shot.

The animal rights organization posted a huge billboard in the city, urging people to see each crab as an individual with a personality and go vegan. The scientific name for the species, Callinectes sapidus, means ‘savory beautiful swimmers’ in English, which pretty much sums up just how long we have been craving the sweet meat of these abundant creatures. Did PETA think the billboard would make any difference to people’s eating habits? Who knows. But it certainly did get people talking!

Local restaurant Jimmy’s Seafood was at the forefront of the backlash to the PETA ads, going on a Twitter rampage against PETA, some of their vegan supporters and pretty much anyone that crossed their path. “Crab is the backbone of Baltimore,” Luke David Maye, a representative of the restaurant told Bored Panda. “For decades, we have been known for our steamed blue crabs, soft crabs, and crab cakes. Every single Maryland restaurant serves some sort of crab dish.”

The extraordinary exchanges quickly went viral, as people couldn’t quite believe a business would go so public with its opinions. However, with the local delicacy of crab cakes ingrained into the local culture, we don’t think that Jimmy’s is going to be losing too much business over this. In fact, their frank and at times hilarious tweets have probably earned them a few extra fans along the way. The family-owned restaurant has been a fixture in the city since 1974 and has received a positive reaction to the Twitter storm so far. “People are thrilled to see a small, family-owned business stick up to such a treacherous and deceitful organization,” Luke told us. “We have a team that handles our social media. We all work hard on it, and it’s a group effort.”

Scroll down below to check out the best tweets from Jimmy’s Seafood for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Animal rights movement PETA caused a stir in crab-loving Baltimore recently with this billboard

Local restaurant Jimmy’s Seafood was at the forefront of the backlash, expressing some remarkably frank opinions

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Random Panda
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3 years ago

I hate PETA, because they kill 90% of the animals brought to them (and even stole and euthanized family pets, look it up) and churn out lie after lie to support their ridiculous claims, but I can't see how this backfired on them. Ok, Jimmy's shared one article regarding the kill rates, but other than that they pretty much made PETA's point for them with their childishness.

BlackestDawn
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3 years ago

Yeah can't see much backfire, if any at all. Would have probably been beter if Jimmy's started of with that article and then went on to dismantle PETA in terms of exactly how animal friendly and hypocritical they are.

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Cathy
Community Member
3 years ago

There is enough arguing and bickering on the internet. I love BP for the positive stories. No need to continue this negative energy here.

Bored Fox
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3 years ago

Too many people still believe that PETA is a good company so anything that tells the truth about it is a positive energy.

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anarkzie
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3 years ago

"The Way This Local Seafood Restaurant Roasted PETA" Translated local seafood restaurant act's like twats online. Really why is this a story on BP? It's not remotely witty, it's just basic online trollying, find something that some one cares about and post something that contracdicts it then wait for a respounce, or BP to feature it as a story.

Debbie Hovatter Larkins
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3 years ago

PETA put up a billboard, intending to ruin this business, and the business retaliated. How are they at fault? And, by the way, WTF vegan seafood?

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

I hate PETA, because they kill 90% of the animals brought to them (and even stole and euthanized family pets, look it up) and churn out lie after lie to support their ridiculous claims, but I can't see how this backfired on them. Ok, Jimmy's shared one article regarding the kill rates, but other than that they pretty much made PETA's point for them with their childishness.

BlackestDawn
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah can't see much backfire, if any at all. Would have probably been beter if Jimmy's started of with that article and then went on to dismantle PETA in terms of exactly how animal friendly and hypocritical they are.

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Cathy
Community Member
3 years ago

There is enough arguing and bickering on the internet. I love BP for the positive stories. No need to continue this negative energy here.

Bored Fox
Community Member
3 years ago

Too many people still believe that PETA is a good company so anything that tells the truth about it is a positive energy.

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anarkzie
Community Member
3 years ago

"The Way This Local Seafood Restaurant Roasted PETA" Translated local seafood restaurant act's like twats online. Really why is this a story on BP? It's not remotely witty, it's just basic online trollying, find something that some one cares about and post something that contracdicts it then wait for a respounce, or BP to feature it as a story.

Debbie Hovatter Larkins
Community Member
3 years ago

PETA put up a billboard, intending to ruin this business, and the business retaliated. How are they at fault? And, by the way, WTF vegan seafood?

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