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Monday, April 6, 2009

New Research Shows Crabs Feel Pain

I was afraid of this.

If you've ever wondered why I have a clinical view of the meat industry, it's because I worked for three years in the accounting department of a very large shrimp importer that also sold finfish, shellfish and value-added products (ie. frozen seafoods with sauces, etc.) While the vast majority of this company's products were shrimp, the majority of its revenue was earned from crab sales.

Factory farming does not only happen on land. It happens on the sea too. And it is just as wasteful. Overfishing, poor resource management, the view of life as a product for sale, and pure greed is crashing fisheries and destroying beautiful ecosystems. Now, it looks like we may be contributing to individual suffering as well.

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