Like an endangered species, live lobsters are vanishing from supermarket seafood departments. Retailers are getting out of the lobster business for different reasons. Earlier this year, officials at Whole Foods announced they would no longer sell live lobsters and soft-shelled crabs from in-store holding tanks, citing concerns for the welfare of the crustaceans. The news attracted a great deal of attention, and some observers suspected the retailer's decision had more to do with business ...

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