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Old 10-29-2010, 01:46 AM
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Who cares if we're white, or black, or brown, or yellow, or red? We're all the same color inside...blue.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:28 AM
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Who cares if we're white, or black, or brown, or yellow, or red? We're all the same color inside...blue.
Alright I'll admit..I laughed
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:32 AM
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Well, woodsprites are white, so...
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:54 AM
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Who cares if we're white, or black, or brown, or yellow, or red? We're all the same color inside...blue.
^ Yes.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:07 AM
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:16 AM
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Geez people, they're just crabs. It isn't that sad. No one gives a crap about what the Japanese do to them when they aren't in vending machines, but when they are, it's suddenly a crime.
That isn't the point.....

They aren't being kept in a fishtank or sump with plenty of water, they're shoved into a box so tight that they cannot move, and they aren't given any water to help keep them moist (from the looks of it).

It's about respecting the fact that it's a living thing, and that they should be treated as such until you are ready to kill them.

All living things deserve our respect, whether they're crabs, dandelions, or zebras.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:27 AM
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I don't see how they're surviving. There has to be something we don't know about this.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:57 AM
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That isn't the point.....

They aren't being kept in a fishtank or sump with plenty of water, they're shoved into a box so tight that they cannot move, and they aren't given any water to help keep them moist (from the looks of it).

It's about respecting the fact that it's a living thing, and that they should be treated as such until you are ready to kill them.

All living things deserve our respect, whether they're crabs, dandelions, or zebras.
I second this: no creature is superior or inferior to others, despite what we believe about intelligence or size being a measure of the worthiness of animals.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:08 AM
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It's just so strange to me. It's like finding out someone here was black. I'M NOT trying to be racist or anything-- please know that. It's just that everyone I know here is predominantly "white man" or "white woman" from either Europe or America... and maybe sometimes Chile.

I think Sovereign's the only other person I know here who's asian.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:14 AM
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I second this: no creature is superior or inferior to others, despite what we believe about intelligence or size being a measure of the worthiness of animals.
...No. I'd say humans are superior to crabs.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:31 AM
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Even though it's just a crab, I do feel a bit sorry for how it's treated (confined in a little plastic container) But I'm more concerned with modern society, who feels the need to sell living things through a vending machine WTF?
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:29 AM
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Granted, if something like this were happening in Europe or America, I'd be pretty disgusted and angry. But this is Japan. They're always weird and disgusting to us.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:35 AM
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actually china. jap just went over to report the news. im glad we disgust you
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:09 AM
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...No. I'd say humans are superior to crabs.
Hmmm I'd consider your opinion to be truth..If only humans weren't responsible for mass population, exterminating other species, consuming all the available food and water and rendering the earth a worse place to live in..
So no I don't agree..But hey that's just my opinion against yours, no hard feelings.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:27 PM
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Commuters in China are being offered a supposedly healthy alternative to crisps and chocolates from underground vending machines - hairy crabs that are meant to be eaten while still alive.

The Dazha hairy crab, a popular delicacy in the southeastern province of Jiangsu, is on sale in three different sizes in the province capital of Nanjing.

Prices for the small, medium or large crabs range from the equivalent of £1.50 to £5.00.

The crabs are packed into custom-fitted plastic boxes and chilled to 5C, leaving them sedated but still alive.

If a customer gets a dead one, he or she will get three live ones for free.

"The customers were a bit sceptical at first as they were worried if the crabs were alive or not," Wu Zhendi, general manager of the Twin Lake Crab Co, told reporters.

"But now they see they are alive, they keep coming back.

"We are selling hundreds each day, and more at weekends."

The company now plans to expand its business and is even thinking of trying out sales in Japan, where vending machines are big subway business.
Live Crabs Sold As Snacks For Commuters - Yahoo! News UK
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