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For Immediate Release: April 22, 2010
Contact: Ryan Huling 757-622-7382
New York -- Carrying signs reading, "Octopus Dismembered Alive" and "Animals Steamed Alive," PETA supporters will demonstrate outside two New York restaurants, alerting dinnertime visitors to the restaurants' practice of serving octopuses to patrons while the animals are still alive and even cutting off the animals' tentacles at the table.
Where: Outside East Seafood Restaurant, 150-60 Northern Blvd., Queens. Protesters will then walk to Sik Gaek at 161-29 Crocheron Ave., Flushing. When: Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m.
At East Seafood Restaurant and other restaurants Queens, some octopuses' tentacles and upper bodies are cut into small pieces with scissors while the animals' hearts are still beating. The animals writhe in pain on a plate before slowly dying in front of diners. At Sik Gaek in Flushing, the animals are snipped to bits or are slowly steamed alive in front of customers. Cephalopods have sophisticated nervous systems that are rich with pain receptors--they are able to experience pain just as other animals do.
"Octopuses feel pain when they are cut up while they're still alive--and the law prohibits this kind of cruelty. But until the restaurant is charged with a crime, it is up to patrons to vote with their feet," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "We are asking customers to stay away from restaurants that serve live octopuses, and we are appealing to the management of these restaurants to stop this cruelty."
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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