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The selling and cooking of live lobsters is beyond cruel. Lobsters are crammed in to small containers stuffed with many more lobsters and are often unfed until death. The merchants choose not to feed the lobsters in order to stop their excretement filling up the tanks. These invertebrate may try to eat each other or starve to death before a torturous death. Lobsters are cut open, an agonizing process, and then boiled alive just so their freshness can be retained for the restauranteers to enjoy. Many restaurants argue that lobsters do not have very well developed nervous systems so they do not experience the pain. In reality, these lobsters feel the same pain as any other animal including humans. They suffer immensly from the boiling water and will try to scratch the tank and escape, though unfortunately they cannot. Please sign this petition to stop such animal cruelty.I find it incredibly cruel and upsetting that you stock live lobsters when you are surely aware of the unimaginable suffering these animals go through when they are being boiled alive in restaurants. After lobsters are captured from the wild or after they are bred to the right size they are mostly crammed in to small containers. These containers are stuffed with many more lobsters and the lobsters are often unfed until death. Most restaurants choose not to feed the lobsters in order to stop their excretement filling up the tanks. These invertebrate may try to eat each other or starve to death before being boiled alive. Lobsters are cut open, an agonizing process, and then boiled until dead just so their freshness can be retained for the restauranteers to enjoy.

Many restaurants argue that lobsters do not have very well developed nervous systems so they do not experience the pain. In reality, these lobsters feel the same pain as any other animal including humans. They suffer immensly from the boiling water and will try to scratch the tank and escape, though unfortunately they cannot.
While all the information in this email may not solely represent the methods your company uses, it nonetheless brings to light that your company, in someway or another, causes great suffering for these invertebrae. Whether it be the method you use to store these lobsters or the methods of boiling alive you or your clients use. I ask you to stop selling live lobsters and stop playing such a significant part in this cruelty.

Letter to
Lobster Gram A & A Hardware & Lobster company Young Shellfish Co. KEGOagri
Lobsters and crabs feel the same pain as any other animal!