A heartbreaking video posted by Toronto Fish Save of a crayfish desperately hanging on to the side of a boiling pot is making its rounds on the internet. Struggling by the claws not to fall, this poor animal clearly does not want to die.
Watch the emotional video yourself.
There’s nothing kind about eating crayfish or any other crustacean. Often boiled alive, these innocent beings suffer immensely. Many people believe that crustaceans and fish are incapable of feeling pain, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. A study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology reveals that crabs, lobsters, and fish do in fact all feel pain.
Fish raised and killed for food are put through hell. Fish factory farms are filthy and overcrowded, making them perfect breeding grounds for parasites. In 2016 an outbreak of sea lice stretched from Scandinavia to Chile. As a result, nearly half of Scotland’s salmon farms became infested with the parasite, which feeds on blood, skin, and slime.
Fish farming is not only disgusting and dangerous but incredibly cruel. According to a study in the Journal of Experimental Biology, salmon bred and raised at fish factory farms grow at such an accelerated rate that more than half of them go partially deaf. Another study has found that many farmed salmon suffer from severe depression. Known as “drop outs,” depressed salmon float lifelessly.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait another minute to help stop the needless suffering of these sensitive animals. By choosing healthy plant-based meals, you can ensure that lobsters, crabs, fish, and other aquatic animals are spared senseless cruelty and death.
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