Some time ago we were urged through some websites to adapt a vineyard or an olive oil from Italy. The initiative was going to support traditional initiatives and ecological agriculture, so endangered in some regions due to industrialization.
But when I saw this Maine initiative, I felt a little creepy.
What this is all about? Subscribe to the website and you get to adopt a lobster trap, along with some photos, some DVD footage, some stories about the trap. You can check online to see what your trap catches and where.
I am not sure how many people will appeal to, "The excitement of hauling traps and discovering what you've caught by monitoring your lobster trap online"? Everybody is going green, trying to support wildlife and biodiversity and they want you, as a consumer, to check your pray online?
I wonder what was in the head of the communication people that considered this initiative as positive for Maine state. Is this the best way of sharing worldwide the values and the beauties of the Maine state? I doubt and they should think it over. I may be liking what I see in my plate, but in this case, I'd rather eat my veggies.
Virtual Ownership of Animal Traps
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