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#1 Old 07-11-2004, 07:40 PM
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Okiie.....here's the problem: My Mum's going to make loster in about two weeks. She says it's a tradition to do it every ten years or so. Normally, I keep my trap shut when she cooks other meats that she's bought from the grocer's, but lobster is a bit too much. Too cook them, people boil them ALIVE!!! That's dispicable, evil, and vile! I reeeeeally don't want to upset my Mum but the animal rights activist is raging inside of me. What should I do.........?
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Go on a hunger strike and chain yourself to a lamp post downtown, and then call the local press!
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Go on a hunger strike and chain yourself to a lamp post downtown, and then call the local press!



Sounds like a plan! *dashes off in search of some chains* HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH--NoseriouslywhatshouldIdo?
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once every ten years? what's even the point? whatever. Either way, there's probably not a lot you can do to talk her out of it. just deal with it i guess....
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i've always hated when people go to restaurants and pick out a live lobster from the tank to eat it. when i was a kid i loved looking at the lobster tanks, until people told me they eat those lobsters. i mean, when you do that you just can't deny that you're killing for your own selfish purposes.
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i think you should just sit back and stomach it. people are crazy about their traditions. c'mon now
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have you ever seen the sad lobsters in those class tanks the only wish they have is to get out of there or die. And then have you ever herd them scream being put in to bowling hot water screaming for help.
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i hate to say it, but if your mom really won't budge, try to convince her to at least take a more humane approach: i've heard of some people that will bash the lobster's head with a hammer or mallet before boiling it, killing it pretty quickly. if she will do that, make sure it's done in one blow: lobsters are tough, and otherwise it won't die right away. so yeah...



sorry you have this problem, hopefully this helps
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have you ever seen the sad lobsters in those class tanks the only wish they have is to get out of there or die. And then have you ever herd them scream being put in to bowling hot water screaming for help.



They don't actually scream, they don't have vocal chords. I think it has to do with air escaping from cracks in their shells when they are boiled.
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i hate to say it, but if your mom really won't budge, try to convince her to at least take a more humane approach: i've heard of some people that will bash the lobster's head with a hammer or mallet before boiling it, killing it pretty quickly. if she will do that, make sure it's done in one blow: lobsters are tough, and otherwise it won't die right away. so yeah...



sorry you have this problem, hopefully this helps



Oh, and I'm sorry, NOBODY hits a lobster in the head first, that would crush its face and ruin the presentation. Can you imagine someone ordering a lobster in a restaurant and getting a mashed up face? They'd demand their money back and never come again. Sorry, but the lobster is getting boiled alive, and there's not a lot you can do...
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Oh, and I'm sorry, NOBODY hits a lobster in the head first, that would crush its face and ruin the presentation. Can you imagine someone ordering a lobster in a restaurant and getting a mashed up face? They'd demand their money back and never come again. Sorry, but the lobster is getting boiled alive, and there's not a lot you can do...



Well, thanks....your optimism is most appreciated.....
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Well, thanks....your optimism is most appreciated.....



Ha, sorry, it's not pessimistic, it's realistic. there's no real humane way to kill them without ruining the shell, which i don't think your mom is going to be willing to do.
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If this is something that happens every ten years, i don't see the point in taking that away. Certainly, it sucks, but i don't think there's much you can do without coming off as selfish and/or offending your mom by calling her tradition "evil and dispicable."
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yeah really, that's what i said, once every TEN years? you can deal with it
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They don't actually scream, they don't have vocal chords. I think it has to do with air escaping from cracks in their shells when they are boiled.

I never knew that actuly I've just herd from people that they scream. I trust people to easly. Still im guessing there scared.
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I would just deal with it rather than make a big scene - if it's tradition, it's not likely she'll change her mind. But you know your mom better than I do, so if you think she'll understand, try to reason with her



Offtopic - once I was at a restaurant and there was a lobster on a tray behind me, ready to be served...and it was still moving *shudder* It was cooked, but definitely still alive...how could someone eat that?!
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I would just deal with it rather than make a big scene - if it's tradition, it's not likely she'll change her mind. But you know your mom better than I do, so if you think she'll understand, try to reason with her



Offtopic - once I was at a restaurant and there was a lobster on a tray behind me, ready to be served...and it was still moving *shudder* It was cooked, but definitely still alive...how could someone eat that?!



Theres no way it was cooked and still alive, it could be nerve ending still acting up, lots of dead things twitch, even people, but it was definately dead.
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has anyone ever read Chuck Palahniuk's Survivor? theres this part where the guy in it goes through the details of eating a lobster, as he's eating it, describing the parts he's eating, etc. (like the brain!! and guts!!), and then all of a sudden it says "It was when I had eaten almost half of the lobster when I noticed the heartbeat..."

EWWWWW.

sorry for those of you with weak stomachs. *gags*
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Thanks all......sorry if it seemed like I was being a bit too overreactive. I originally posted right after my Mum told me, and I was in a bit of shock........ I'm just going to stay over at a friend's when she does it, any way.
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hummmmm
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Wait! I have a better idea.



Hide in the corner of the kitchen while she prepares to put it in. Right as she drops it, run out from your little corner and grab Senor Lobster, and yell "SUUUUUUPER(WO)MAN TO THE RESCUE!", and dash out the door.
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and only if she could fly
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Crawdads are like miniature lobsters, and they are popular where we live. Same thing tho'. Boilled alive by most folks. Yuck!
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That sucks The only thing you can really do is try and convince your mother to kill the poor lobster humanely (if there is such a thing) before she cooks it up. Of course, you could always go with Clickman's idea if you can get away with it...
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Wait! I have a better idea.



Hide in the corner of the kitchen while she prepares to put it in. Right as she drops it, run out from your little corner and grab Senor Lobster, and yell "SUUUUUUPER(WO)MAN TO THE RESCUE!", and dash out the door.

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You said the lobster is alive before she cooks it right? Well, you could take the lobster when she's not lookin and keep it in some salty water and you'll have saved it's life. I don't know what you could do with it then. If you live near a saltwater source, set the lobster free there. If not, I really don't know. I'll tell you if I find another way. You could put up a protest or even that hunger strike idea. Good Luck.



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