Do You Really Want Crab Legs For Dinner? [Pic]

Submitted by: Fancys_Asst 7 years ago in Misc

The life of a crab: Probably not the most glamorous life there is.
There are 170 comments:
Male 351
"Look....If GOD hadn`t intended for Man to eat animals.....he wouldn`t have made these animals out of MEAT!!!!!! "



or at least not so damn TASTY!!!!!!
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Male 229
Although I don`t like looking at something like this, I do have to agree with Kennd99.
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Female 364
This makes me sad. =(
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Male 812
Why do they taste so delicious then?
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Female 117
:(
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Male 3
Look....If GOD hadn`t intended for Man to eat animals.....he wouldn`t have made these animals out of MEAT!!!!!!
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Male 257
poor lil guy
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Male 417
If you freeze them, they pop their legs off to conserve body heat. Cook the legs, and enjoy the new hockey puck.
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Male 2,510
the most humane way is to put them in the freezer, apparently.
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Female 859
This makes me sad.
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Female 13
yummay
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Female 155
Oh...It looks like he`s given up on life all-together. :(
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Female 106
sorry but pretty much any way for killing an animal is going to cause it pain

to me this is exactly the same as killing a cow with a iron bolt to the head or killing a chicken by milding electricuting it then cutting its throat

if you can`t deal with the fact an amial has to die for you to eat it then don`t eat it.

the only animal products i object to are ones where the animal is subjected to more pain/ inhumane conditions then necessary, such as white veal, fois grais, battery chickens, ect
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Male 976
Lobsters have it worse. I once saw a show where they took a knife and cut one down the middle WHILE IT WAS STILL ALIVE!
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Male 25
He looks sad.
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Female 32
I don`t know if it`s any more inhumane than the other crap we do to animals before serving them.

Omnivores gotta eat, though.
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Female 654
yea, hes a lucky little crusty dude that i dont like seafood. its nasty, and full of parasites. he does look like his life sucks massive donkey balls....at least he isnt a penguin
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Male 722
First of all, you boil the crab alive, and second of all, yes. Crabs are f*cking delicious.
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Male 770
I thought you cooked them alive.
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Male 1,299
The look on his face is:

"Wow. My life f**king sucks..."
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Male 7,123
If the positions were reversed, they wouldn`t be squeamish in the least.
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Female 343
Aw. I once watched a cooking show where the chef was making stuffed crab (or crab...something...) and he pulled the shell off it`s back while the thing was still living. Omg. It grossed me out so bad I havent eaten crab since. Isnt there some way to kill it humanely first? No, I`m not into PETA or anything (humans have to eat), but come on. It just seems so cruel to them. They may be dumb crustaceans but still all animals/sea creatures/whatever feel pain. That would be like performing brain surgery on a human without anesthetic (sp? sorry).
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Male 182
"A knife seems like it`d be less painful, but maybe I`ve just seen too many horror films with scissors."

And you`ve managed to avoid all the horror films with knives?
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Male 2,841
I always thought the legs were torn off one by one while the crab screamed with joy.
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Female 1,604
umm never heard of that, and I think that is just a cruel way to kill it
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Female 93
@scienceguy47 yep, still love deadliest catch. And what`s the deal with being proud of not eating crab? it`s food, you`re supposed to eat them.
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Female 163
But it is so delicious...
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Female 407
Oh wow...he looks delicious! You know the more terrified they are, the more adrenaline they produce and the better they taste! Or is that cows, pigs and chicken? *shrugs*
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Female 4,039
Why would you need to cut the crab`s face off before cooking it? That`s just mean.
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Male 558
this is omitting the fact that they are bottom-feeding scavengers...
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Male 97
alternate title: still love deadliest catch?
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Male 97
never had crab and proud of it.
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Female 420
See! See! you all feel bad for the crab and its sad face now.
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Female 149
:( He looks so sad.
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Male 794
now this is the AAAAWWWW of the day, poor crab, i bet he will be one tasty crabby patty
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Female 154
OK I`m from New Orleans and I LOVE to eat crab... but this right here makes my stomach turn... Luckily for the crabs they don`t have to fear poultry shears anymore because the oil will take care of them first...
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Female 525
I`m no "aww don`t kill animals!" person at all - but small crabs just seem senseless to kill. Other than king crabs, you have to hack through the whole body and end up with a tiny bit of meat. It would be like killing a cow to get 3 hamburgers.
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Male 165
I´ve got a big bag of... aw.. ow...
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Male 6,694
And then its time to get your grub on !
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Female 477
what is this some peta sh.t?
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Female 22
Mmm, crab.
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Female 446
Well then, they do make fake crab out of fish...if that sounds better...but wait, wait!...Then the fish die too! ohhhhh...what a dilema...what iz i to do! But hhhhmmmmmm *drools*...i do fancy those snow crab legs though....and then no fishy iz dying then...
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Female 3,574
I don`t like seafood.
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Male 2,551
I`ve got no problem with cutting a crabs face off (well...that`s debatable), but do you have to do it with scissors?
That just seems unnessasaraly cruel.
A knife seems like it`d be less painful, but maybe I`ve just seen too many horror films with scissors.
*shrug*
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Female 177
That`s not an expression on its face LOL duh
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Female 2,509
WTF
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Male 1,193
I don`t know where their living but that crab looks to small to be legal to eat
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Male 213
thought you just need to put them in the freezer...
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Male 988
drat you crabs are awesome!
Eat cows instead. They be hatin`
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Male 1,067
I am so glad I`m vegetarian. This is horrible D: Plus crabs are stinky.
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Male 24
@Batmanners-
Don`t you mean all 6 food groups? Grains, fruit, vegetable, dairy, meat and protein, and fats and sugars?
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Male 5,189
Aww it really does look sad.
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Male 2,850
@The-Sentinel

"I would love for everyone to live as we used to, capitalism and over-population is currently killing the world"

Shut down and destroy your computer then. Go out and till some fields.
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Female 420
flibmeister

You have a stone cold heart. Look at that crabs little face. Look at it.
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Female 833
right on Batmanners. if I needed to, I would kill my meat, i know how to kill, pluck, skin and joint a chicken, and can kill, skin and joint a rabbit too. never tried anything larger. but I don`t HAVE to. it comes in nice little plastic packets from Asda.... as for the crab, cut it`s face off and stop being a pussy.
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Female 170
"That crab has the saddest expression i`ve ever seen."

I know, right? :(
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Female 420
That crab has the saddest expression i`ve ever seen.
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Male 4,004
If you want to eat it alive, be my guest.

Shears are for precision.

Humans are omnivores. Our bodies are designed in a way to facilitate the consumption of all 4 food groups and digest them fairly easily. What we choose to eat is personal preference.

Because you aren`t willing to kill what you eat doesn`t mean you shouldn`t eat it. I have never killed a cow, and I have eaten a lot of cows. Give me a pair of shears and I will gladly cut its head off if it means I get to eat it.
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Male 1,148
@Musuko42

I would love for everyone to live as we used to, capitalism and over-population is currently killing the world
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Male 49
This is what you do for soft shelled crabs, or as Marylanders call them, peelers. One should always kill shellfish shortly before eating.
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Male 2,850
@MYCHEMGIRL

"I`m a vegetarian. But this isn`t why."

Ditto. But still, *shudder*.

@PsychGeek

"Yes because we TOTALLY survived for thousands of years by eating nothing but salads."

What we did for thousands of years in the past needn`t be the model for how we live in the present. Otherwise, SHUT UP WOMAN AND OBEY YOUR MEN!

So go ahead...tell me that you want to live how our ancestors did.
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Male 213
"This kill the crab"

I SHOULD HOPE SO!
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Male 610
in brain function, crabs are just swimming roosterroaches. if you`d step on a bug you can kill a crab.
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Female 80
this actually horrifies me.
dkghdrighdrkjgierhigtehai
ahhh...
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Female 430
This kill the crab .... sad
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Female 320
*head
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Female 320
In Alaska, people would just step on the gead, reach down, and rip off the legs....
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Male 250
crabs dont have feelings lol
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Male 2
Ah, the crab. The ocean`s yummy little roosterroach.
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Male 23
crabs are delicious
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Male 216
you a crab.
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Male 145
For those of you who think you boil them. No.

Blue crabs are steamed. To death. Delicious, steamy, death. I like a mixture of water, beer, apple cider vinegar, and pickling spice for the steam-pot. The crabs should be sprinkled with a mix of Old Bay and sea salt once they are in there, and you want to cook them to an internal temp of 170 F. Just shove your thermometer through the eye and into the body.
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Male 145
@ everyone who thinks that this crab is dead: This crab has just molted. It is currently soft-shelled. It can`t pinch you. I`ve done this. They just lay there until you work the shears into their faces. And believe me they react then. Whether or not they "feel pain", they sure as hell do not want you doing it.

This little fella will no doubt be soaked in buttermilk, dredged in cornmeal, deep fried, and put on a sandwich. (Preferrably with a healthy schmear of remoulade.)
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Male 52
and he just came to the surface for the hugs
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Male 46
well, good. they don`t die by boiling.
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Female 1,287
I`m a vegetarian. But this isn`t why. Woo!
at first my face was like- D:
Then I started laughing.
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Male 2,796
"): poo like this makes me so proud to be a vegetarian"

It`s vegetarians like you that make me proud to be a vegetarian hater.
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Male 6
"oh right inhumane basterd who loves meat right here"

`nother one right here!
*high fives J Action*
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Male 219
At everyone, waaay back, we did eat meat, but not ALOT as we do today, since we had to hunt, because of this we had to eat fruits, veggies, and fish
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Male 363
anddd thats why im vegitarian.
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Male 80
DON`T DO IT! D= ...... or at least do it when i`m not looking. =]
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Male 211
why did i laugh so hard? oh right inhumane basterd who loves meat right here
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Male 29
alliZILLA, are you suggesting it would be more humane to let the crab exist for no other purpose other than to have its legs ripped off to be eaten only to have them regrow so they can be ripped off and eaten again and again until it dies of old age?
I wonder if you could do that to cows? Maybe just punch cookie sized chunks out of it a few at a time. You may be onto something here hmm..
I`ll begin production of the "Bovine Biscuit-Nator" immediately. Patent pending, dibs, double stamped no erasies.
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Female 23
boo vegetarians. GO MEAT!
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Female 1,798
"): poo like this makes me so proud to be a vegetarian"

Yes because we TOTALLY survived for thousands of years by eating nothing but salads.
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Female 1,798
I frankly don`t care what happens, there`s nothing like a delicious hardshell crab from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Sprinkle it with some Old Bay seasoning, and you have a little piece of heaven in a shell. :)
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Female 24
That`s stupid. If you tear off the crab`s legs they grow back. You don`t need to kill it :(
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Female 1,593
If the poo is not trying to pinch your fingers off, it`s dead.

And those crabs are yucky anyway.
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Male 2,402
Really! the Polynesian and Japanese locals where I live will think your nuts and making waste of good food.
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Female 134
who cuts off the head???? you just boil it!
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Male 2,893
Yes, I do want crab legs for dinner.
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Male 39,614
yes, I really do.

Kill it.
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Male 1,357
yumyumyum
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Female 2,695
): poo like this makes me so proud to be a vegetarian
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Female 428
Blegh...sea bugs. You can`t pay me to eat that.
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Female 112
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shellfish lack a cerebral cortex--they can`t feel pain."

Crabs aren`t shellfish.
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Male 90
Hell yeah i want crab for dinner. And that one is dead already. When they are alive they pinch the living bejebus out of you and you bleed. They don`t just take it like a man.
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Female 1,101
I couldn`t do that.
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Male 15,832
I guess it beats being eaten alive by an octopus.
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Female 354
this is a soft shell crab...thats the only way to kill it without destroying it.
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Female 198
Its face is just so...so sad looking. D:
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Female 247
shellfish lack a cerebral cortex--they can`t feel pain.
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Male 8
pwned..
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Female 460
Yes, I really do want crab legs for dinner. It`s called the drating food chain.
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Female 682
how about you take that lovely blue crab, dope it up with some old bay than steam the thing...yum...
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Female 1,071
Yummy Yummy get in my tummy
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Female 451
:(
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Male 104
I was doing that anyway. I can`t stand them watching me.
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Male 1,266
Lol I like how they put, "This kills the crab." In another sentence makes me feel like they`re explaining it to a mentally retarded chef :P
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Male 3,310
Um...this looks like a delicious beginning. Except to ... weird ppl
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Male 662
He looks like he is going to cry...
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Male 257
Poor little guy. :(
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Female 330
awwww :(((( haha
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Male 105
He looks depressed too.
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Female 9,561
I`m allergic to shellfish anyway...
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Male 17,512
Seriously ? The cuss word filter won`t let slide c-o-c-k-r-o-a-c-h ? Ugh!
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Male 17,512
This a step toward making stuffed crab, Not crab legs. Crabs and Lobsters are the roosterroaches of the ocean floor, They eat all the crumbs and leftovers that fall down there. But I still love how they taste. :-)
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Male 152
Hell yes I do. I`m hungry. Cut him up into teensy tiny pieces so I can eat `im.
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Male 182
"they don`t feel pain... they have no central nervous system..."

I`m no expert on the subject, but crustaceans have been found to show behavioral responses to negative stimuli (i.e. avoiding an electric shock after being shocked the first time). It`s likely not felt on as many levels as a human would feel it, and it`s impossible to say unless you happen to be a crab, but I`d say that any animal that has a way of knowing that it is being injured, and then avoiding that situation to prevent future injury, is capable of feeling "pain" on some level.

Of course you don`t really get much chance to remember and respond to the pain if you`re getting your face cut off with a pair of scissors...

"This kills the crab." is going to become a meme. There`s no stopping it now.
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Female 1,244
I thought you were just suppose to throw them in boiling water
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Female 231
And then we gut the crab, clean the crab, stuff the crab, and then eat the crab ^_^. Yum.
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Male 206
He`s removing his face.
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Female 1,386
My fav is Dungeoness. Good stuff.
Just toss it in the boil pot. Job done and you don`t get your scissors icky.
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Male 56
This kills the crab.
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Male 1,287
oh the humanity! Wait, it`s not human. That`s right. stick `em straight in the boiling water. If only they bled drawn butter.
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Female 202
poor thingggg :(
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Male 1,182
they don`t feel pain... they have no central nervous system...
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Female 1,623
I would have never guessed... not that I wanted to know either
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Male 321
That`s what he gets! Maybe more people would like him if he wasn`t such a crab!
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Male 25,417
Awww,... poor crab!
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Female 913
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Male 2,121
WTF? Is this from the book "101 ways to mutilate animals with scissors"?

I`d hate to see step 1...
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Male 8,302
Ah so THAT`s how its done... can I haz Homeless Person instead then?
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Male 145
This is how you clean soft shelled crabs. The next step is to flip them over and cut off their genitals. Cutting off their faces first doesn`t seem so awful, now does it.
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Male 15,510
The cycle of life
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Male 1,011
woot, soups on :P
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Male 593
Fall to my mighty steel cutting blades of death, mere shellfish mortal. For your taste is of more value than your insignificant life. }-)
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Male 1,623
So they cut off the crab`s face?
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Male 141
I suppose it a slightly more glamourous way to go than being dropped into a pot of boiling water and oil
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Male 10
Im strangely in the mood for seafood now.
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Male 1,958
That makes me feel really bad about selling them now...
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Male 28
Death is instantaneous. Huzzah!
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Male 554
`this kills the crab` NO [email protected]#!
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Male 7,378
Yes please but that`s not how you make them.
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Female 533
I really wish I didnt see this...:(
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Male 2,688
Sad crab is sad
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Male 55
Good, screw `im. That`s what he gets for walking at me sideways, like he`s so much better than me...
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Male 2,796
"The kindest and most humane way to kill crab is to stick it in the freezer for at least 4 hours, this makes sure the crab just goes to sleep and is fully unconscious, then from the freezer put straight into boiling water, no pause. It means the crab`s body kicks it before the crab even gets chance to wake up. Nicer than getting your eyes cut off, poor thing."

Yes... if you would like to torture a crab slowly until death, then plz put it in a freezer. Look honey, crabs are not lizards... they die almost instantly when any part of them touch boiling water due to the huge shock to their system. There is no pain... it`s like turning lights out. You are almost as misinformed as whatever retard made this instruction to "cut off the front part of its face". I have been eating blue crabs for 20 years and not once have I seen or heard of that nonsense!!
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Female 290
:<
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Male 1,625
Who wants ceviche!?
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Female 1,190
D:
one day when i have money to blow im going to buy all the live lobsters and crabs from a store or restaurant and go on a road trip with them and set them free :)
and probably grab some yummy spinach and crab dip from joes or something
hey, its the thought that counts :P
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Male 323
@thesharpest

yes, finally someone who is not a complete tard.
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Female 92
such saddness in those eyes
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Male 503
i died a little on the inside.
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Male 730
It looks scared :(
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Male 66
And for lobsters you either boil themn alive or split their head in half with a knife!
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Female 133
The kindest and most humane way to kill crab is to stick it in the freezer for at least 4 hours, this makes sure the crab just goes to sleep and is fully unconscious, then from the freezer put straight into boiling water, no pause. It means the crab`s body kicks it before the crab even gets chance to wake up. Nicer than getting your eyes cut off, poor thing.
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Female 857
That is so sad :(
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Male 71
why do you do that they die in 2 sec after you put them in boiling water and there easier to take apart after there cooked
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Male 7,817
we do this for dissection too, its a quick clean kill.
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Female 221
thats so sad ugh
good thing i dont eat crab
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Female 407
crab is my favorite food. yum :)
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Male 174
One more reason why I don`t like eating crab
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Male 1,765
What, you mean crabs die so I can eat them? Who knew!
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Male 842
*shudder*
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Male 1,929
ow ow ow ow ow
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Male 807
poor crab, looks like it knows whats about to happen :( :(

and worst part, i just had crab legs 2 days ago and was thinking about whether the legs were removed before or after death
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Male 4,867
...he looks so sad :(
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Female 3,696
omg ><; Glad I don`t eat seafood or this probably would have ruined crab for me
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Female 1,780
Link: Do You Really Want Crab Legs For Dinner? [Pic] [Rate Link] - The life of a crab: Probably not the most glamorous life there is.
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