Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, Maine, celebrates the rich traditions of lobster fishing while incorporating innovative and compassionate practices.
A recent national survey by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) focuses on the ethical treatment of animals within the meat industry. According to the survey, concerns about animal welfare are growing, with 89% of respondents expressing worries about the impact of industrial animal agriculture on animal well-being. This increasing concern is underscored by the belief that the inhumane treatment of farm animals can pose potential health and safety risks to humans.
The Restaurant That Gets Its Lobsters High
Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound emerges as a visionary force in this context. Founder Charlotte Gill has taken a unique approach to animal treatment, inspired by the pursuit of humane practices that improve both animal welfare and the quality of the final product. Gill’s commitment to compassionate animal husbandry extends to her unconventional method of using cannabis to alleviate lobsters’ trauma-related physical pain.
Southwest Harbor Maine Lobster Pound
We read about the restaurant that gets its lobsters high before our trip to New England. While vacationing in Southwest Harbor, we made a point to try these legendary stoned lobsters for ourselves.
We had a fun time visiting the quirky restaurant that reminded us a lot of something we would see back home in Austin, Texas.
While waiting for our food, we visited the goats and chickens on the premises while a musician serenaded us with audience-requested hits.
The lobster roll was delicious, but being my first and only lobster roll in Maine, I had nothing to compare it to. Even so, it was a fun experience, and now we get to say we ate stoned lobsters.
Rachel K. Belkin, M.Ed is an Austin, Texas writer, creator, educator, speaker, and entrepreneur. She enjoys travel and spent time studying abroad in both Spain and Costa Rica. She contributes to her websites rachelkbelkin.com and probetheglobe.com, HuffPost, AP, NewsBreak, Matador Network, Hometalk, and more. She has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, CBS Austin, and other news and media outlets.