Stop Cutting Up and Cooking Live Animals

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Target: Ben Hueso, California State Senate

Goal: Prohibit animals from being prepared alive in restaurants.

At many restaurants in California, a dish called “sannakji” is served. Sannakji is Korean for wriggling octopus and that is exactly what the dish is: A live octopus has his sensitive tentacles hacked off one by one, and when there are no more limbs, the octopus is ripped open from the mantle to let his intestines fall out.

Octopuses feel pain just like humans, dogs and other animals do. Each time a limb is severed, the octopus can feel the new wave of pain. Octopuses are incredibly intelligent animals and are known as the “primates of the sea.” According to Cephalopod expert Dr. Jennifer Mather, octopuses “can anticipate a painful, difficult, stressful situation – they can remember it.”

Sign this petition and demand lawmakers prohibit animals from being prepared alive in restaurants. To continue doing so is incredibly cruel.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Hueso,

At many restaurants within California, a dish called “sannakji” is served, which is Korean for wriggling octopus. The dish is often prepared in front of guests and the show is incredibly barbaric.

Chefs chop up an octopus limb by limb until they are all gone. When each sensitive limb has been hacked off, the octopus is ripped open from the mantle to let the intestine fall out. Octopuses, just like dogs, rabbits and other animals, feel pain and experience a new, unbearable rush of pain each time a limb is cut off.

Octopus are incredibly intelligent animals and should not be subjected to this unnecessary torture. Please consider introducing a new law that would protect animals and ban restaurants from preparing animals alive.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Pseudopanax

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7 Comments

  1. ESTO ES PRIMITIVO, ES UNA BRUTALIDAD Y MANIFESTACIÓN CLARA DE IGNORANCIA!!!! ESTO ES UN CRIMEN Y EXIGIMOS QUE QUEDE TOTALMENTE PROHIBIDO EN TODO EL MUNDO. NO TOLERAMOS MÁS CRUELDAD!!!!!

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    animals are not our property! animals are nature’s property!

  3. This makes me physically sick. What on earth sort of person would allow a living creature to be put through this unimaginable torture to provide them with a fancy ”exotic” meal? Just to say ”oh, we’ve eaten octopus, you know!” Shame on such mindless morons.

  4. Korean woman or men are no different, they eat what is trustfully put on their plate, by mothers cooking,just the same as the thanksgiving turkey, who before death is also visited by immense cruelty; I am not defending either or any cruelty to creatures of any kind, I think, it is a sick perversation, of the need for food. Might it be, that we bring back cannibalism, and practice on ourselves what we do to creatures, there is certainly enough meat to go around for awhile, and might it not, enlighten those inflicting cruelty on others.

    • ‘Might it be, that we bring back cannibalism, and practice on ourselves what we do to creatures, there is certainly enough meat to go around for awhile, and might it not, enlighten those inflicting cruelty on others’.Since child sexual abuse is getting aired more and more often by the mainstream media ( and not necessarily condemning it) as the super ‘celebs’ and elites flaunt every law, THAT cannibalism specter might well not be too far off.

  5. Barbaric, sickening and insane!

  6. Solution: remove animal ‘foods’ and products from your life…..this will kill business for people running restaurants like that.

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