Something to get crabby about
A new study shows that crabs feel pain.
But for all those people who were consoling themselves with the idea that there was no suffering involved in their favorite dish made from a sea creature with an exo-skeleton, there’s no excuse now.
According to a story posted on livescience.com, “Not only do crabs suffer pain, a new study found, but they retain a memory of it...The scientists say its time for new laws to consider the suffering of all crustaceans.”
That means that boiling pot of water really does smart like heck when a living creature is tossed into it.
This should be food for thought for all the people dreaming of their next crab Rangoon or Cajun casserole.
What hurts me is that I fear it will not.
For more, see: http://www.livescience.com/animals/090327-crabs-feel-pain.html