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Baltimore seafood festival-goers shake a spicy finger at PETA controversy

Baltimore seafood festival-goers shake a spicy finger at PETA controversy

This year, the Baltimore Seafood Festival served up bushels of crabs with a heaping side of attitude about that billboard an animal rights group recently erected in Baltimore.

The billboard, put up last month by PETA, had the words, “I’m me, not meat,” next to a picture of what looked liked a blue crab, the Maryland state crustacean.

This crowd was having none of that on the Canton waterfront. They were having crab tots, crab sliders, crab mac-n-cheese, crab cakes and even crab soup.

“Crabs are the one reason I decided to come here,” said Tammye Watkins of Baltimore, whose fingers were encrusted with Old Bay and crab parts. “In this city, we live for crabs in the summer....

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