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    Chucking a live lobster into boiling water isn't cruel, since they don't feel pain.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/animalrigh...408050,00.html
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    I don't eat lobster but the worms not feeling pain when hooked does make me feel a bit better. I always suspected this tho'
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

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    Their government was considering a ban on live worms as fish bait under revisions to its animal protection laws - but only if it hurt. Wenche Farstad of the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in Oslo now says it does not.

    "It seems to be only reflex curling when put on the hook. They might sense something but it is not painful and does not compromise their well-being,"
    How would those scientists really know for sure if they don't fell the pain?

    I think they should invent a metamorphosis machine, convert a scientist into an earthworm and stick the pointy end of the hook somewhere. Lets see the "reflex curling action".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    How would those scientists really know for sure if they don't fell the pain?
    it says so on Wikipedia now, so it must be true
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    It all seems a bit convenient to me. They attempt to justify it by saying that crabs (invertebrates) don't feel pain 'cause they dislocate a leg when threatened. Therefore all invertebrates don't feel pain.

    However, I'm pretty sure lizards can also do that - they have a backbone yet I feel pain
    Last edited by manker; 04-27-2005 at 03:59 PM. Reason: Who teh fook changed the smiley codes :glare:
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    serves them right for being nature

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