California Sushi Restaurant Stops Serving Live Prawns

August 2010

After hearing from PETA about scientific studies showing that prawns feel pain, Nishiki Sushi restaurant in Sacramento, California, has informed PETA that it will no longer serve a cruel dish that’s often called “dancing prawns.” The dish’s name is a reference to the writhing that the animals engage in when their protective shells are ripped off and acidic lemon juice is squeezed onto their raw flesh before they are eaten alive. PETA contacted the restaurant after receiving complaints from several patrons.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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