Written by PETA
Sorry to break the news, but Disney was lying when it told you that crabs could sing and dance. However, it turns out that your childhood friend Sebastian definitely had reason to fear being hurt by Ursula, because … drum roll, please … crabs "sense and remember pain."
That's right, a recent study by Queen's University is making headlines by declaring (once and for all, we hope) that crabs and other crustaceans experience pain and react to it in a way that anyone can relate to. They quickly get away from what's causing the pain and then try to avoid it in the future. Makes sense. If you were to, say, touch a hot stove even though your mother told you not to, you probably wouldn't do it again. Same goes for the crab.
The only questions that remain are: How much did it pain Sebastian to be exploited by Disney for the awful (unfortunately I know this from firsthand experience) straight-to-DVD flicks The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, and how long will he remember it?
P.S. Not surprised by this news? Well maybe that's because you're already a hermit-crab expert. Take the PETA Kids Hermit Crab Quiz to test your crabtelligence.
Written by Shawna Flavell
I used to work in a crab processing plant in Dutch Harbor AK, and must have butchered 10's of thousands of opilio and king crab. I know for a fact they feel pain. You could see it in there eyes after theirentire body was ripped in half. Only their eyes remained on their exoskeletin head. Their mouths and eyes would move a while after we ripped them in half. This would have to be the worst way to be killed. I still love the taste of crab meat, and the factories are really clean ,i just wish there was a better way to do it but there is not. We will surley over fish them and they will go extinct, so they wont suffer too much longer.
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