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13 GIFs That Will Destroy What You Know About Seafood
This is how lobsters and crabs get to our plates. It isn't pretty.
NSFW: these GIFs are graphic and will make you flip your desk in a rage.
First, lobsters have their claws ripped off.
Then their heads are ripped off their bodies …
… before their tails are torn off.
And let's not forget this step.
The dismembered lobsters' heads and abdomens are dumped into a bin …
… where their antennae and legs writhe even after they have been torn apart.
If that weren't enough, a man jumps on the pile of animals.
Crabs are violently smashed onto metal spikes.
This is done to rip off their top shells.
Sometimes it takes a few tries.
Their internal organs are scrubbed off by spinning brushes.
Then they are slowly lowered into a vat of boiling water.
When all this is happening—and even after it happens—the animals are still alive, as these workers will gladly point out:
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