Might have once made sense. About 6 months ago I was reading up on the Mesopotamian “Omen Literature” which contained various weird stuff (e.g., what to do if a demon walks across your threshold), but also things like: if there is mold on your eastern wall in the morning perform the following ritual prayers while you scrub it off. Or, more relevant to the shellfish, if the waters of the sea by the river mouth turn red there will be sickness in the land.
OMG! We infidels were actually smiling about the pain and suffering that was simultaneously occurring in the kitchen. Notice the presence of liquid courage which served to numb any feelings of shame. Evil, thy name is Beam.
This photo also provides evidence that some women are more attracted to character flaws than good looks. We must have been under the destructive influence of left coast liberals.
If crabs do feel pain and remember it, I need some help here. If this is indeed a fact, do we not have some responsibility in understanding what this means?
If an animal can bear pain and we throw it alive in boiling water, then this kind of “pain” is not the kind of pain a human or mammal feels. For example, it is not the same as throwing a dog or cat into a pot of boiling water. But is it something that can be measured and scientifically shown that the animal wants to avoid or that can cause the animal to “suffer.”