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emalove emalove 9 years
I love lobster (crab, not as much), but I could never boil one or watch it being done. I can understand why it bothers would bother me to see it as well. But I certainly don't think there's anything wrong with eating's the same as eating any other kind of meat.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
CaterpillarGirl people eat cat in some countries. How would you feel about someone throwing one of your cats into a boiling pot of water?? :oy:
austerity austerity 9 years
Wow, how incredibly cruel. I can't believe the total lack of compassion in some reactions, no offense. Shall we throw one of u in a pan of boiling water until you die? Y'all need some empathy injections.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I boil lobsters and crabs alive all the time, I know exactly what I am doing to them ,and I have never shed one tiny tear into my little bowls of melted clarified butter. Its not cruelty, its dinner.
lattegoodness lattegoodness 9 years
Aimeeb, this picture makes me want to cry too. I find it amazing how people are so flippant about the cruel way these crabs are killed.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
@ mn48225: from your story, it doesn't sound like the reason you got pinched because listened to a guy who doesn't cook. It sounds like you got pinched because you got distracted and let the crabs wake up. Putting them in the freezer doesn't kill 'em - they're cold blooded so it slows them down. If you let 'em wake up, they'll reanimate pissed off. There are a lot of studies on whether lobsters and crabs can feel pain - the boiling method is probably the fastest and easiest way to kill them, but it's considered illegal in some places. For lobsters, you can cut down through the tip of the head and sever the nerve bundles thus killing the lobster instantly. For crabs, I'm not so sure. I just toss 'em in a pot. And they're worth it - crabs are amazingly delicious. I often prefer the taste of crab to lobster.
Advah Advah 9 years
Yeah I can't really get over the fact you're boiling something alive. :(
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
This picture makes me want to cry.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
cvandoorn I'm with you. I also think it's extremely cruel to throw a living thing alive. It is NOT a quick death and I could never live with myself. I can't watch another person do it and I actually once set free some lobsters my brother had at my parents once. I just think it's horrible.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Some people say you can hear them screaming in their little crab voices.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
Hahahahaa mn48225. That's hilarious. I love crabs and all, but for some reason I can't eat crabs and lobster when the whole thing is in front of me. Just like I can't eat fish if it comes served to me with the head, tail, and scales still on it.
mnp mnp 9 years
My bff told me that it was cruel that I put the crab into boiling water so he found out that if you put them into the freezer for a while, they will go into a deep slumber. So I did that but I ended up getting distracted and the crabs woke up pissed off and I ended up getting a finger clamped in one of the claws...UGH! I shouldn't have listened to a guy who doesn't cook! lol. It's a funny story though.
nillawafer1983 nillawafer1983 9 years
My mom makes them with Indian spices and stuff, it's sooo good! I've actually only had them once just boiled and with butter, and idk, it kind of made me feel like I was eating it raw or something :-P
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