Saturday, June 16, 2007


Norwegian food writer Yngve Ekern's brutal treatment of crabs has landed him in hot water:
"Showing how to boil living crabs is encouraging law-breaking. Crabs are also covered by the Animal Protection Act, and animals shall not be exposed to pain," NOAH leader Siri Martinsen told

"It is highly probable that crabs have the ability to feel pain. We know too little about it and the animals should get the benefit of the doubt," she said.
The matter will be investigated further:
Norway's Food Safety Authority will establish a committee to examine the question of what crabs can feel during the boiling.
Cool, maybe they'll also investigate the pain-feeling ability of these critters.

Via Brussels Journal.


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