A Scottish man’s animal rescue went viral after Iain Stewart freed a lone, live lobster from a restaurant in Glasgow. The vegan father and his family were dining at the bar when he spotted a crate full of ice and a single lobster. When Stewart saw that the animal was alive, he flagged down a waitress and negotiated to have the lobster released to him, who wrapped up the creature in a towel and drove it to a nearby beach. “As soon as I realized it wasn’t dead I didn’t want it on my conscience,” Stewart said. “The lobster was very subdued when it was in the restaurant. As soon as we unclipped its pincers and let it go into the water, it came to life. The experience had a massive impact on my daughter, who was very pleased she was able to save an animal. She even nicknamed it Bailey.” Video of Stewart’s rescue made the rounds on social media, leading to several animal groups hailing him a hero, but has since been removed from YouTube for undisclosed reasons.
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