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2 Mary Tyler Moore has become something of a veteran of celebrity environmentalism; ten years ago she spearheaded a campaign to have a 65-year-old lobster released from his tank at a Malibu restaurant and dumped back into his native habitat off the coast of Maine (Smith 1996:35).


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