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Yes, Lobsters DO Feel Pain!

Animals  (tags: wildlife, cruelty, lobsters, crabs, sadness )

- 1976 days ago -
For those who like to tell themselves that it's OK to boil lobsters alive, life just got a bit more complicated.

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Michela M (3964)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:34 am

Carol H (229)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:59 am
I tell everyone , they dont want to admit it. noted, thanks Jill

Colleen Klaum (313)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:46 pm
Thanks for this Jill.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:25 pm
OF COURSE THEY FEEL PAIN!!!!! noted !!!! thnx Jill!!!!!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:29 pm
All living creatures feel pains! We should all be vegetarians & vegans,! Live animals are living beings like us & treasure their lives, they are not food for humans. Grow a heart & conscience for other beings, it is a God given gift to all! Thanks Jill.

Carrie B (306)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:36 pm
It is possible to kill humanely and quickly before cooking.Everyone needs to know that and do it instead of torturing them!

Ellen m (215)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:32 am
I've known that in my heart all my life..
How a person can go somewhere, look at a tank, and point and say "that one" is something I thankfully could never wrap my brain around :--(

Christeen A (371)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:47 am
Of course they feel pain. They are live beings.

Danuta W (1250)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:06 am

Bob P (394)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:37 am
thanks Jill

Ruth C (87)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:43 am
There is no doubt that they feel pain!!

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 11:23 am
Noted Tks. Jill... All creatures feel pain..they breath, and bleed like we do....

Winnie A (179)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:10 pm

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:28 pm
Sadly noted Jill :-0 Tnx

Eternal Gardener (745)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 5:42 pm

Summer M (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:04 am
THANK YOU SO MUCH Jill - for SENDING THIS ONE - Just how ARROGANT WE ARE - first - WE have NO CLUE what ANY CRITTER - from the SMALLEST TO THE LARGEST - GOES THROUGH - as far as PAIN AND SUFFERING - and then WE do what we have DONE - and CONTINUE TO DO - with the OTHER LIFE ON THIS PLANET - and WE have the @#$% to say - DUMB ANIMALS - OK - there are DUMB ANIMALS - but, the ONLY ONES THAT HAVE EVER EXISTED ON THIS PLANET ARE US!!!!!!!!!! AMEN.....

Anne S (14)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:09 am
Thank you for the post.

Teresa W (782)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:08 am
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Teresa W (782)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:09 am
I thought that was obvious!

paul m (93)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:53 am

Well if you were boiled in hot water ( from blue to red ) what do you think ??

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:10 am
I think that every living organism feels in a certain type of pain, every animal and plant, noted ,thx:))

donnaa D (14)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:23 am
any living thing with a central nervous system is bound to FEEL PAIN!!!!! we kid ourselves if we believe differently.
ive seen my mother inlaw boil a lobster, i had to leave the kitchen, it turned my stomach over, this is cruel, no matter what you say

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:55 am

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Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:20 am

Linda B (10)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:42 am
Thanks for the info about the experiment. Actual facts are always better than simple emotion for making a case. It becomes more than "just what I think".

deb s (145)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:46 am
Of course they feel the pain all living things do trees, plants they scream out too all about choice do you want to eat what you know goes thru this torture and pain the way they have to bring it to the table/ Not me let them all live

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:53 am
OBVIOUSLY they feel pain!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:59 am
Another stupid test on animals to prove what we already know is the truth...all that breath oxygen can feel pain unless the pain nerves were damaged.

Dany Strakova (123)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:58 am
of course they do!
thanks Jil V for sharing :)

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:17 am
Noted. Well, of course they feel pain. Thanks so much, Jill.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:43 pm
OF COURSE. We, humans, are by far the worst species on earth.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:56 pm
all creatures feel.............................

Eva Baskin (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:40 pm
How do you kill humanely? tell us all, please.

M B (62)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:31 pm
of course they feel pain !!

Linda P (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:48 pm
All living creatures feel pain.

Natalie V (27)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:14 pm
of course... noted

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:41 pm
Why just lobsters, there are prawns, shrimp, crab, so many other crustaceans and shell fish treated the same way. Declaring my comments as being inappropriate as I never eat them, being allergic ,in spite of agreeing they have a lovely taste. As fro vegetarianism being an alternative, there are many who agree even plant life feel pain, as they are yanked from their place, or cut in twain. Only one thing for it. Drink only water, BUT what about all those invisible to the eye animal life infesting the stuff. ? Our own bodies are full of living parasites with even more breathed in with every breath. Guess we will have to keep on devouring each other. I AM being a little ironic.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:43 pm
Noted thanks

Ruth M (235)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:46 pm
People who eat these animals turn a blind eye to their pain as usual only thing of themselves!!!

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:15 pm
Thanks Jill for posting! What a cruel world we live in!

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:16 pm
Tom Edgar, I don't think you even read the article at all. The study was done with crabs, showing that they would actively avoid entering an area where they had previously received a shock . The article also spoke about prawns and other shellfish that could have functioning neurological capacity even as they were being processed for food, and wondered why it was still allowed to treat these animals in such a cruel way, when other animals that are slaughtered for food have some kind of humane standards to be followed. And finally- we KNOW animals can feel fear and pain- whereas plants may or may not. If I get a cut on my finger, my platelets react to the injury and form a clot- but they are not cognizant of my pain!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:20 pm
Of course! Duh!

Gloria H (88)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:47 pm
then again, starfish slowly drill into shells, sharks rip into whatever, fish gulp each other down, not sure how lobsters chow down on smaller fish. Still, boiling to death would be similar to burning in Hell for humans except the time is shorter. Is there someway to cut the nerve endings of the lobster before it gets dunked? Granted not humane, but a step if not giving it up for good.
I think lobsters starve in the tanks with no food and claws always looks creepy. Like a spider keeping it's lunch wrapped up in the web before it sucks the insect dry...........brrrrrr Mother Nature isn't always nice.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:21 pm
The only species on earth that doesn't feel pain is actually a sub-species of humans, they are known as "depraved lunatics" and they are categorized by their innate ability to inflict pain and suffering on every other species without compunction, while they themselves feel nothing. It is fervently to be hoped that this sub-species will eventually die out like their neanderthal relatives did.

. (7)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:47 pm
Surprise, surprise, lobsters and fish feel pain! If lobsters are to be boiled, at least kill them before boiling, not something I could do tho.

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:00 pm
Noted, tweeted, read, tweeted, and shared. This is an example that I hate to think about; I am a bit like Scarlett O'Hara who wants to think about it tomorrow. I eat meat and seafood. I don't stop and think about it; I have cut down on my consumption, but I am still not a vegan. Not proud of it; have to work on it.

Kate A (10)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:35 pm
S/N, thank you

Dianne D (490)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:42 pm
Yes they do, as do all animals, birds, fish and other creatures of the ocean. They may not show it the way we do, but they don't feel no less.

Tom Edgar (56)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:11 pm
Christine Stewart I don't think you read MY entry. Apart from my ending by saying I was being ironic. I'll have to believe you are an American for whom irony is a foreign area., I agreed it involved all those other creatures in being killed in a manner that would not be tolerated for warm blooded specie. I don't see what your "Beef" is.(that's no pun)

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:19 am

Lloyd H (46)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:41 am
Nimue, lie much, your 'depraved lunatics' aka sociopaths and psychopaths do feel pain they do not however have empathy.
Tom why be ironic, there is research that proves plants feel pain, that plants no only react to pain but plan/developdefensess to prevent it and have developed means of communicating warnings to others about approaching plant munchers.

Klaus Peters (14)
Monday January 21, 2013, 7:38 am
Every one of God's creatures feels pain, just like we do. Why are we so obcessed that we are the only ones feeling pain. My dog feels pain and also emotional hurt if I do not play with him often enough.

Sara P (54)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:08 am
Because there is still some stupid around who think that the lobsters don't feel pain???? :((((( Thanks a lot Jill.

. (0)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:50 am
Of course they feel pain..

Dan S (9)
Monday January 21, 2013, 10:51 am
I'm guessing there are very few living things (except most plants) that don't experience some sort of pain. To think otherwise is just plain ignorant.

Sergio P (65)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:23 pm
Of course they do!!

Kim O (396)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:36 pm
Horrible. I'd imagine it would be the same as burning to death. Excrutiating. Thanks for spreading the word, Jill!

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 11:59 pm
I always knew this! They are boiled alive and I have read that they actually cry out and you can hear them! It's just appalling! Terrible!
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