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Old 05-26-2008, 01:09 AM
 
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I dunno.

I watched, horrified, while a fisherman skinned and gutted his fish alive, while they were flailing all over the place.

Sure looked like they were in pain to me.
That's because fish are vertebrates. Lobsters are not.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: In the woods next to the ocean
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When we had clam bakes on the beach, my little cousin used to cry for the poor clams.

She said she could hear them screaming.

My uncle told her that clams don't scream and what she was hearing was the ears of corn steaming.

So she cried for the poor corn.
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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Boiled alive in salt water. Served with butter and garlic.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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Hmm, interesting thread. I didn't read the whole thing but I now have a couple of questions after reading some of the replies.

1-If it's true that lobsters and other creatures don't have nervous systems and can therefore not feel pain, why is it that they wiggle and squabble around when we try to kill them?? (I don't just mean lobsters here.) They must do it for a reason no? If they didn't feel pain they'd just go around acting normal.

2- Hmm I took a break and now I don't remember what my second question was...
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Putting a lobster in the fridge isn't going to kill or numb it. Think about this for a second. The Atlantic ocean is pretty darned cold. We put our lobsters in the fridge overnight to keep them from getting warm and dying if we aren't going to cook them immediately.
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1-If it's true that lobsters and other creatures don't have nervous systems and can therefore not feel pain, why is it that they wiggle and squabble around when we try to kill them?? (I don't just mean lobsters here.) They must do it for a reason no? If they didn't feel pain they'd just go around acting normal.
Fight or flight response. It's a reaction, not thought.
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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lol........ some of the posts here had me laughing !!

If you dont want to kill it, fine have someone else do it, or buy it already frozen pieces, no *Screaming* or Pain

I never done the real Lobster thing, as I dont really know how to handle them but we buy them frozen from Sams>..... yummie
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Ft Worth
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Default Lobsters are really just big Roaches

The most humane wat to dispatch a Lobster is to place them in the Freezer for 15 minutes. They will just go to sleep and you can then throw them in the pot of boiling water and they are gone before they know what happened to them. While Lobster are most closely related to roaches, they sure are tasty.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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Putting a lobster in the fridge isn't going to kill or numb it. Think about this for a second. The Atlantic ocean is pretty darned cold. We put our lobsters in the fridge overnight to keep them from getting warm and dying if we aren't going to cook them immediately.

Fight or flight response. It's a reaction, not thought.
No no, I don't mean when they're trying to put up a fight or trying to escape, I mean when we actually harm an animal (that supposedly doesn't have a nervous system) and it'll act all crazy as if it was in a lot of pain, if it didn't feel pain, wouldn't it just act normal? How does it know it's harmed?
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Say your goodbyes,and tell him that you will see HIM later... put him down in some salted boiling water, and wait. smile, when he comes out, and enjoy! LOL.....
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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Get a syringe and feed it with White Wine or other alcohol, it will put it right to sleep and make the meat taste better.
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