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Canadian Restaurants Caught Mutilating and Serving Live Animals

PETA: ‘On the heels of groundbreaking investigations into restaurants in New York City and Los Angeles that serve live animals, PETA has revealed that live octopuses and other sea animals are also being butchered and served to diners in Canadian restaurants… A PETA observer went inside Marado Sushi, where she watched as an octopus was pulled from a tank, tossed onto a cutting board, pinned down, and mutilated. The chef started at the tip of each arm and leg and worked his way up, chopping off section after section, before finally dicing up the octopus’s head. The limbs were served still writhing, in a dish called “sannakji”…

When it comes to experiencing pain, the science is clear: As cephalopod expert Dr. Jennifer Mather explains, octopuses “can anticipate a painful, difficult, stressful situation—they can remember it. There is absolutely no doubt that they feel pain.” Octopuses are so intelligent that they’re often referred to as “primates of the sea,” and like orangutans and chimpanzees, they use tools. They’ve been observed carrying coconut shells to assemble later as housing and stockpiling rocks to fix gaps in their dens. In captivity, octopuses have been known to open childproof jars, play with Mr. Potato Head dolls and Legos, deliberately short-circuit bright lights, and make daring escapes after determining that no one was watching’. SOURCE…


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