Live crabs vending machine

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+1 1. redbullhorn commented 12 years ago

Now let's try lobster >:)
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-1 2. Userbeans commented 12 years ago

Well.. Only in Japan.
But they remind me of these Chinese "hairy craps":
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+53 3. MrGood commented 12 years ago

They need to get a "live chinese person" vending machine and see how they like it! :O
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+32 4. montypython commented 12 years ago

Go home and tell your wife that you got "crabs" from a vending machine! :S
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-5 5. Skeesicks commented 12 years ago

Damn, I'm hungry...I think I'll get a crab..I hope I have some change.
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-1 6. banzemanga commented 12 years ago

I wonder when will the "perfect woman" bending machine will be out. :*
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+28 7. Usdevildoggmc commented 12 years ago

I don't care if Jesus himself came down from the clouds or whatever the fuck and told me that they can't feel a thing... I'd still think it's cruel... don't get me wrong I tear through cows chickens pigs fish etc. at dinner time every day but I have a conscience.
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+38 8. mmmendal commented 12 years ago

When the crab moves his legs in the container I felt very sad. It is not just very cruel to animals it has to be unhealthy too. Good find but sad.
Can anyone translate please what they say?
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+6 9. 95731 commented 12 years ago

that has to suck for the crabs
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+3 10. f4de commented 12 years ago

ive seen it all now
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0 11. banzemanga commented 12 years ago

Admin, are there people with multiple accounts doing negative votes again? :S
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+38 12. D-Pen commented 12 years ago

Crabs need to be sold live, sadly, because dead crabs deteriorate quickly and there is no telling how long they have been dead. I have sold crabs for a good while and crabs movement are greatly affected by metabolism--that is, the colder they get, the less likely they are to "move". Interestingly enough, crabs cannot feel via their shells but could feel pain (by reacting to the stimulus) if their shells are penetrated or their limbs are torn. (I'm not mad enough to do this, although they do this to themselves). Their limbs also have position sensing and feedback so they could "feel" if weight or an outside force tried to move or stop their limbs/feelers.

Anyways ethically speaking, crabs cannot be handled more humanely than this and there is no point protesting for their rights. Whether their handling or harvesting is cruel or not, the only way to cook crabs is to cook them alive, anyways.
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+17 13. djole381 commented 12 years ago

#2 Actually this is in China, but the reporter is from Japan.
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+15 14. mothali commented 12 years ago

If u think this is cruel.... try visiting a commercial chicken operation..... u wont eat chicken again....
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+7 15. Glubok commented 12 years ago

Next : The "Puppies & Kittens" vending machine...
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+2 16. prankphonecall commented 12 years ago

Where i'm from you can't even eat female crabs (you tell by the flap - 1:09) and here they are in avending machine. Makes all those late nights getting eaten by mosquitos and catching nothing seem like a big waste of time.
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-1 17. iovnzu commented 12 years ago

what are you gonna do with a LIVE crab? put it in your aquarium?
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+2 18. marshalls commented 12 years ago

Holy Crab!!! :O
Only in China
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-2 19. badboy007 commented 12 years ago

this is just fucked up.
So they eat it alive?
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+1 20. mothali commented 12 years ago

perhaps... but u do need to cook alive....
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+6 21. YetiGrowl commented 12 years ago

those poor lil crabbies :(
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+1 22. NotFirst commented 12 years ago

Those poor crabs, they get dropped from so high up :'(
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-1 23. imagic commented 12 years ago

now go stand there with one of those monster crabs, and when someone gets a crab from the vending machine the monster crab may be released
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-3 24. gouranga4ever commented 12 years ago

I was once bitten/pinched by a Crab so f*** 'em all.. death to all crabs.
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+4 25. Dryper commented 12 years ago

I almost started crying, poor crabs. Why are people so cruel against animals :'( :'(
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-6 26. 420 commented 12 years ago

vote down #11 everyone
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+1 27. stepanstas commented 12 years ago

And if we all think this is cruel, imagine what the crabs went through to be put in that little container. I don't eat crabs, lobsters, and hardly any seafood, but I understand they are sold alive, and their death is coming soon anyway, but as least have some decency for their last few moments.
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0 28. lockandload commented 12 years ago

they have drinks in the same vending machine, crab juice anyone maybe? :S
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0 29. Siruss commented 12 years ago

So wrong on so many levels.
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0 30. Zeubest commented 12 years ago

Well, I feel it's weird, but the way we react is strange too.

It seems that our reaction to animal treatment depends on the size of the animal, and on the "proximity" of species.

I mean : how would you react if it was worms for fishing ?
(in a box of worms, there's more live animals than in this whole vending machine).
I read an answer talking about kittens : how would you react with kittens ?
We generally don't care much about insects, a bit more about feathers, more again for mammals.

What I wonder, do crabs suffer from being out of water ?
I have to say I don't eat crabs, and I don't care about crabs, but unnecessary pain to any kind of animan food ressource is a shame, even if crabs will often end in boiling water ...

If fish were able to cry, would fishermen exists ? ;)
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+1 31. Usdevildoggmc commented 12 years ago

# 12 Thanks man that is the best comment to this video anyone can offer... I didn't know that and as much as I feel so right about an opinion it feels great knowing I was wrong about it and gaining more knowledge over this matter...