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View Poll Results: Would you eat something that is alive?
Yes 10 21.28%
No 37 78.72%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-23-2014, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Myself I would not eat anything that is alive and it must be cooked before I eat it.

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Old 03-23-2014, 01:49 AM
 
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No, I would not eat anything that is still alive. I also wouldn't own a pet that had to eat live things (mostly big snakes that eat mice, rats, rabbits etc.).
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Yep - I love chewing those squirming oysters. It's not fresh if it isn't resisting.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Although I am somewhat intrigued by those chilled ants in Denmark I don't think I would eat anything that's still alive. That seems pretty cruel.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:36 AM
 
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much of nature does.....
ever see hyenas or a pack of wild dogs take down an animal?? at least a leopard or lion kills it, before ripping into it..
them alaskan bears will eat the salmon while they are still kicking..


all the little insects and parasites and creepy crawlers, some bats .....they are taking a bite from us...


nature can be very cruel..



i cant think of anything i eat today that is still squirming..

i pick alot of berries and eat them....i picked some tomatos i grew and ate that.... i guess they were still livin,,,
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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I do eat oysters fresh from the ocean but that's all...but I don't even know if they are still alive???? Anything else just isn't right. I won't even cook a live lobster anymore (used to cook these and hated doing this).
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:45 AM
 
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I do eat oysters fresh from the ocean but that's all...but I don't even know if they are still alive???? Anything else just isn't right. I won't even cook a live lobster anymore (used to cook these and hated doing this).
dont feel alone,,,many women i know dont like throwing them in boiling water

however,,you go back a few generations and many of our grandparents and their parents grew up on farms,,,routinely killing their own chickens,,,my grandmother use to do that
and pigs etc..

we have become a squeamish society



the one girl i use to date that had the same problem(putting a lobster in a pot) ,,,,i took a steak knife,,and stabbed it thru the head...killed it first.....then she was fine..
i dont believe lobsters can feel pain ( i grew up on a lobster boat) one lobster-in a tank will gnaw on another one-thru the shell and eat it alive,,,,and it wont even move,,,or make an attempt to crawl away..
you would think if it hurt,,,they'd be crawling away or fight will the other lobster trying to eat it..


there are a few things in this world,,i dont like to see certain animals eating other animals,,,sea gulls use to go after baby ducks and eat them alive...
(we use to shoot seagulls) didnt bother me at all

snakes,,,in my front lawn by the lake a large snake was just trying to swallow a squirrel,,,the squirrel was still trying to fight,,
i took a shovel and cut the snake in half,,,,,it did let go of the squirrel....but the squirrel was bitten too deeply,,didnt live long

but the snake was only trying to survive...

if its the killing thats uncomfortable,,,we kill other animals and are indifferent

on one level we kill animals all the time,,,,hit them with cars- think of the 1000's of bugs and birds that we hit,,,,and those pesky mosquitos that bite us?? yep we decide their lives when we slap and kill them
we also spray a bee's nest and kill most of them,,,
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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Bats....."with some serious diseases that can be passed on to humans," like Rabies????
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:34 AM
 
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I think I will pass and have a peanut butter sandwich.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:05 AM
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I would, definitely, especially in a situation of survival. Worms, no problem, bugs no problem.
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