In 2013, PETA captured video footage of live lobsters and crabs who were being torn apart inside a Rockland, Maine, crustacean slaughterhouse doing business as Linda Bean's Maine Lobster (LBML).
This groundbreaking undercover look at how crustaceans are commercially slaughtered reveals that workers pull off live lobsters' claws before shoving them into a metal tool that punctures their shells, and they slam live crabs onto spikes. They rip the animals apart while they're still alive and struggling.
THESE ANIMALS FEEL PAIN.
Physiological and behavioral studies have confirmed that lobsters feel pain. Because lobsters do not have a centralized nervous system—but instead have ganglia, or masses of nervous tissue, spread throughout their bodies—they do not die quickly even if their brains are destroyed. Studies have found that lobsters' nervous systems continue to function even after they are dismembered.
According to Dr. Roth, LBML's crab slaughter process "is carving the animal alive and would no doubt cause unnecessary pain."
YOU CAN STOP THIS: Stop eating lobsters and crabs and share the video with everyone you know.
TAKE ACTION FOR LOBSTERS AND CRABS: Fill out the form below to urge LBML to end the tearing apart of live lobsters and crabs and switch to a rapid means of slaughtering animals that reduces this suffering immediately.