Boiling Lobsters Alive is Illegal…in the USA
Much ado was recently made about Switzerland banning boiling lobsters alive. The internet lit up with discussions about how to ethically cook a delicious lobster and whether or not lobsters feel pain. People love lobsters both alive and on a plate. For those who love them on a plate, there was plenty of outrage that a country would ban such a practice. Sources in Maine tell me there is no other way to prepare a lobster.
Switzerland is not the first to ban the practice. In fact, boiling lobsters alive has been outlawed in the United States since at least 1999. [Read more…] about Lobster Law 101