June 16, 2006

But Inhumanity is SO Yummy!

Whole Foods Markets Inc has decided to "stop selling live lobsters and crabs on the grounds that it's inhumane."

Animal rights activities were thrilled with the decision, not just because of the way lobsters are harvested, shipped and stored but because of the fate that awaits many of them — being dropped alive into a pot of boiling water.

You have got to be kidding me ...

Have we really carried things this far? Are animal rights activists going to eventually win against cattle farmers too? Because you know, they are killed while they're still alive and all ...

And what about this evidence:

...lobsters can shed a claw that's stuck between two rocks and move on like nothing happened, said Diane Cowan, a marine biologist who studies lobster behavior in Maine

Whole Foods can do what it wants ... its not like they get much of my business anyway ... but those animal rights yahoos better keep their mitts off the rest of the lobster or someone is going to be sorry.

Posted by Princess Cat at June 16, 2006 11:02 AM @ 11:02 AM in What the Crap? // Permalink | TrackBack

I'm all for PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals). On the other hand I have to think for awhile on what it feels like to be boiled alive. Not a pretty thought. Everything is killed while it is alive (duh?). I am damn sure I would rather be bashed in the head with a sledge hammer so I don't feel anything rather than being dropped in a pot of boiling water where I suffer the worst pain imaginable for the last 30 seconds of my life. A friend of mine once took a crawdad out of his aquarium and put it in the microwave alive and cooked it. He ate it cold though because I spent the next 30 minute trying to make his 10 gallon head fit into a 3 gallon microwave. He had two black eyes and raspberry colored ears for a week after that. Killing to eat is one thing. Killing to make something suffer is a whole 'nother ball game. My two cents. If you make anything living suffer around me, I guarantee I will make you suffer just as much. I'm a peaceful man but some things make my blood boil. On the other hand I see no problem with dropping terrorists in boiling water. I don't think they would taste very good though.

Posted by: assrot at June 16, 2006 05:12 PM

So... how are NON-boiled lobsters killed?

Posted by: Harvey at June 17, 2006 12:10 PM

Non boiled lobsters are generally steamed.

Lobsters must be alive when cooked because once dead the meat begins rapidly decomposing and is no longer edible.

Things like this get worse and worse each year. Bureauacracy breeds arrogance and the misguided belief that someone should run someone else's life for them for their own good.

50 years ago children played on metal jungle gyms and merrygorounds (it would not let me seperate these words, calling it questionable content) , were beaten by their parents when they did wrong, and turned out just fine. Nowadays in the interests of 'Health and Safety' such dangerous things as merrygorounds and jungle gyms have become as extinct as dinosaurs, kids try to sue their parents for spanking them, and a large percentage of the kids and young adults of this era are frankly a waste of the planets breathable air. Why? Because someone decided that they knew 'better' how someone else should be living their life and raising their kids.

Extend this a small step further and you have the entire US foriegn policy and attitude towards the other couple of hundred countries on the planet. Not going to go that deep over a lobster though!

Posted by: Jared at June 18, 2006 07:24 PM