While shopping at Shop Rite supermarket I found a very disturbing and sad sight of cramped live Lobsters with bands that bound their claws displayed in a tank for purchase and then as is known be boiled alive for a very painful three long minutes that takes for them to die.
Dr. Robert Elwood a professor of animal behavior at Queen’s University Belfast who has studied crustaceans for decades has demonstrated that these animals can feel pain. If left alone lobsters can live to be more than 100 years old. They recognize other individual lobsters remember past acquaintances and have elaborate courtship rituals. Researchers who study lobsters say that their intelligence rivals that of octopuses—long considered to be the world’s smartest invertebrate. Lobsters are amazingly smart animals. Lobsters have highly developed systems of both smell and taste and use complicated signals to continually determine any changes in their home environment.
Confined Lobsters may suffer from low oxygen levels and stress .
Animal cruelty is not an option and will not be tolerated. Compassion shows goodness of character.
I hope you agree and remove all the tanks within your supermarkets right away.