Vegan woman buys record lobster to set it free

NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada (NBC News) — A massive lobster nicknamed King Louis will be heading home to the ocean after a woman bought him to set him free.

According to CTV, King Louis is a 23 pound lobster that was caught in the Bay of Fundy off Saint Martins. For the last few days his home has been the Alma Lobster Shop, but on Wednesday, Katie Conklin, a vegan, bought him for $230.

What did she want the shop to do with King Louis? She asked that they set him free, so that’s what they did.

A lobster fisherman took King Louis in a crate, and put the crustacean back into the water.

King Louis is estimated to be about 100 years old. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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