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Old 10-27-2010, 10:37 PM
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Technically speaking it isn't too bad, crab and lobster are boiled alive for cooking but there's something about this that just distorts and perverts nature. I mean, live crab in a tiny box, no food, no water, just waiting to be put out of their misery.

I completely respect the fishing and eating of crab, but, I don't know, this just doesn't seem right at all. This is not how nature intended to provide humans with food.

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:40 PM
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I have no idea what any of them said, but I damn hope they consider getting that machine removed and then release the crabs! (if they even survive ) This is just wrong and cruel! Japan really does have something special with their fishing methods... whales for example
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:49 PM
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I really want to see one, so that I can smash it open and have all the crabs run loose.

This really is just disgusting.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:52 PM
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Ugh......

This is cruel.

At least give them some water.

If something were to happen to that machine and all the crabs died, not only would it be a huge waste but that mall is gonna smell pretty damn bad for some time.

I can't wait to see what happens when PETA gets word of this...........
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I can't wait to see what happens when PETA gets word of this...........
Hey its Japan they don't care what PETA or world will say,

and they do a lot more disgusting things eg. Dolphins slaughter
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Hey its Japan they don't care what PETA or world will say,

and they do a lot more disgusting things eg. Dolphins slaughter
And the Canadians/Norwegians have their baby-penguin slaughter

No-one's doing anything about that!
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:46 PM
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Seen this a while ago, but I agree, this is pretty sick. I mean really, live crab, in a vending machine. Has the world gone mad? I have no problem with eating crab (one of my favorite foods, actually), but I would never in a million years think selling them in vending machines would be an acceptable idea.

Though, honestly, is it any surprise these are from Japan? They don't exactly have the cleanest animal rights record out there.
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Actually its a Japanese reporter reporting of China's introduction of these monstrosities. But yeah, neither country has jumped on the animal protection bandwagon, to say the least.
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That's just horrible! And when the crabs are dropped like that..... *shudder* So cruel.
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I have no problem with eating animals that lived a normal, happy life (I oppose factory farmed meat/eggs too), but that is wrong
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This is the kind of thing that really makes me feel helpless as an animal advocate sometimes. So much wrong out there, and almost no one seems to care, or even see the problem.
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It's like something out of a dystopian film. Lives for sale, arranged in neat, streamlined order, all assigned with their own number, disposed of mechanically with the greatest of ease. I don't think I could ever buy a crab from such a machine.
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Hey its Japan they don't care what PETA or world will say,

and they do a lot more disgusting things eg. Dolphins slaughter
Dolphin slaughter!? NOOOOOOOOO!
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This is really wrong..it suggests that all living creatures are disposable. I mean you can have fresh food, but isn't having an alive and kicking crab a little too fresh?
I'm sure I saw sauce bottles at the bottom of the vending machine too.
I think one of the reasons why not many people in china/japan would worry about this is because crabs aren't one of the cuddliest animals around..However, I don't see animal rights organisations like PETA defending animals like roaches either..
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Kinda left speechless at that video
Very sad
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