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Lobster

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:21 pm

I didn't know where to post this. It doesn't have anything to do with hermit crabs but I had to share this. Maybe actually get a suggestion. My daughter, who's in college, had their Christmas party and secret santa. She was given a LIVE LOBSTER! She doesn't know what to do with it of course. Some people offered to take it to cook. But since it was alive she felt she couldn't let that happen. She called me asking if she could bring it home tomorrow, could we set up a tank for it... I told her no way. I don't think there's a lobster rescue. It currently is in an ice chest with ice. So it's sedated. But was told another day like that it will die. I told her to bring it to the local aquarium. We're not vegetarians but it's alive. For now. Any suggestions?
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Post by wodesorel » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:25 am

Let someone make a meal out of it so it's life wasn't wasted. Once they are out of water and iced there is no going back, they suffer damage much like hermits do. It's also hard to keep them in captivity because they require such large tanks and chillers. I'm so sorry, for some people that would have been a generous and expensive gift, but for pet lovers it's horrifying.

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:27 am

wodesorel wrote:Let someone make a meal out of it so it's life wasn't wasted. Once they are out of water and iced there is no going back, they suffer damage much like hermits do. It's also hard to keep them in captivity because they require such large tanks and chillers. I'm so sorry, for some people that would have been a generous and expensive gift, but for pet lovers it's horrifying.
Thank you. I'll let her know.

Update: I just spoke with her and she gave it back to the person she got it from in the secret santa. He got it as a joke and isn't planning to cook it. Just let it die. Very sad.
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Re: Lobster

Post by purplepincher » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:03 pm

wow. i hate people like that.
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Post by Xenocrab » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:25 pm

Wow! That makes me mad. That poor lobster! All that suffering just as a joke. I'd at least throw it back into the ocean to die so it can go back to being a part of the Earth again

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Post by purplepincher » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:29 pm

I agree. i always get choked up when i see the living lobsters at red lobster, because i know they will soon die. that is how much i love animals.
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Post by Xenocrab » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:01 pm

When I lived in Maine, I saw a lobster being boiled alive. It was horribly traumatic for me. I've never eaten lobster and never will. Since then, I've always loved all crustaceans!

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Post by wodesorel » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:56 pm

Xenocrab wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:01 pm
When I lived in Maine, I saw a lobster being boiled alive. It was horribly traumatic for me. I've never eaten lobster and never will. Since then, I've always loved all crustaceans!

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There is an old episode of Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs where she had a French dude on who cleaved the lobsters in half alive. My mom watched every Saturday after cartoons, so there I am coming off a sugar and TMNT high in my PJs at like 8 years old and suddenly seeing lobster murder. (I would always leave the room before the boiling, there was some warning it was coming. We were not expecting THAT.)

I've never eaten lobster since.

Rationally, I know now that really is the humane way to dispatch as it destroys the brain and spinal cord instantly. I've had similar done to cold blooded pets as it:s AVMA approved.

Still can't eat lobster.

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Post by soilentgringa » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:53 pm

wodesorel wrote:
There is an old episode of Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs where she had a French dude on who cleaved the lobsters in half alive. My mom watched every Saturday after cartoons, so there I am coming off a sugar and TMNT high in my PJs at like 8 years old and suddenly seeing lobster murder. (I would always leave the room before the boiling, there was some warning it was coming. We were not expecting THAT.)

I've never eaten lobster since.

Rationally, I know now that really is the humane way to dispatch as it destroys the brain and spinal cord instantly. I've had similar done to cold blooded pets as it:s AVMA approved.

Still can't eat lobster.
When I was doing my externship for culinary school, no one mentioned that lobsters still move around after their heads and tails have been separated while they were alive.

I stepped into the walkin and there was one pan of lobster fronts with their antennae and claws moving and another pan with tails and legs wiggling and I let out a stream of profanity in Spanish while backing out of the door.

Also shellfish can cause infections if you cut yourself with their exoskeletons while cleaning them-cooked or raw. I was advised to always wear gloves while breaking them down and picking the meat for service.

I never ever eat shellfish or crustaceans.


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Re: Lobster

Post by wodesorel » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:00 pm

I got a piece of red shrimp jammed in my finger once while packing baggies for the store. An antenna or mouth part or something. Three weeks before the swelling went down!

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