DA says he wont pursue PETA complaint

5:09 PM, Sep 30, 2013   |    comments
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ROCKLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) The animal rights group called PETA apparently will not get to take Linda Bean to court.

Two weeks ago, PETA released a hidden camera video to accuse Bean of abusing lobster and crabs at her processing plant in Rockland. The group even filed a cruelty-to-animals complaint with Rockland Police.

But today, Knox County District Attorney Geoff Rushlau (RUSH-low) sent a letter to PETA, saying Maine's animal welfare law does not apply to invertebrates like lobsters and crabs. Rushlau says he will not ask police to investigate the complaint.

A PETA spokesperson says they disagree with the DA, and that the matter "is not closed".

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