Tell Restaurants to Stop Cooking Animals Alive!
Ocean animals are being tormented and eaten alive in some New York City restaurants. The arms of octopuses are sheared off bit by bit, and the animals are served and consumed while they’re still alive and writhing in agony. Lobsters are also cut up and eaten alive and, in some cases, positioned so that they can actually watch themselves being consumed. Octopuses and other animals, including lobsters, are slowly steamed to death in front of patrons—the animals try desperately to crawl away, only to be dropped back onto the burning surface again and again. Footage of this unimaginable cruelty must be seen to be believed!
Octopuses are complex, intelligent animals who have highly evolved brains that are similar to those of vertebrates. They have the ability to learn quickly from observation and possess sophisticated nervous systems. Experts agree that these animals have the ability feel pain. New York law prohibits anyone from torturing or unjustifiably maiming, injuring, or mutilating any animal. Lobsters feel pain, too, and can only watch and wave their antennae and claws. Octopuses and other cephalopods have no defense against the cruelty of humans. Yet restaurants that serve live animals publicly flout the law, tormenting animals in plain sight in order to make a profit.
Please join PETA in insisting that these restaurants take live animals off their menus for good.
Please send polite comments to:
Cho Rok Park
161-29 Crocheron Ave.
Flushing, NY 11358
Kang Won Lee
150-60 Northern Blvd.
Queens, NY 11354