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Thread: This made me feel sick: Fried fish that still breathes

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    I'm a longtime angler who occasionally kills a fish for dinner, but I would not be able to stomach eating a fish in the manner portrayed by Chinese diners in the accompanying video, which has been a popular draw on YouTube.
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, as expected, has spoken out against the practice of eating fish from a plate while the fish is still alive and breathing -- which is increasingly common in some parts of the world.
    A PETA spokesman called it "disgusting" and added: "Every decent person should be shocked when anyone mocks or abuses a helpless dying animal."
    It's just a carp, some might say. But frying the fish on its side while keeping it alive and breathing when it's placed on the plate seems cruel, and the giddiness of the diners makes it that much more unappetizing. Your thoughts?

    Video: Fried fish that still breathes -- a delicacy or downright distasteful? | Outposts | Los Angeles Times

    Youtube video at the link if you want to see it, it made me heave

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    jesus, why can't they kill it before they eat it?
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    This is disgusting... why would someone want to eat a living thing? A) I can't imagine how it could be cooked properly if it was still alive and B) That's just fucking gross.

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    now i feel like a hypocrite because oysters are still alive when you open them and pour lemon on them to eat them but somehow that doesn't feel the same as the fish flapping around with its body all fried.
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    I just had a look at the video... I couldn't make it past 15 seconds. Sick.

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    How gross.
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    Don't Koreans eat a type of octopus that is also still moving?

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    That's not the worst thing I've ever seen, but I wouldn't do it. What's the thrill of eating the fish while it's still alive?

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    That is torturous. I'm sure if the fish is still breathing it is also in a lot of pain. The only reason to do something like that is to gain attention and get a thrill off of another living creature being tortured.

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    That's just nasty.
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    Oysters are alive when you eat them. They breathe, too.
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    ^^^
    but they are so damn tasty. my conscience will just have to live with it. at least they are eaten raw and not half fried.
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    Am I mistaken or are you justifying your choice of food?
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    Oh that video! There is no f'ing way! NONE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilly Willy View Post
    Am I mistaken or are you justifying your choice of food?
    yeah, i felt like a hypocrite for thinking the fried, live fish is cruel, but having no problem with eating raw oysters. but then i got over it and now i'm craving oysters and a nice, chilled white wine.
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