Crabs are intelligent, sensitive animals — and some scientists wish we didn’t boil them alive

From the “Little Mermaid” character Sebastian to pet hermit crabs, people think crabs are wonderful — but some experts believe the way we treat crabs is downright barbaric.

“If crustaceans screamed when they were dropped into boiling water, I doubt we’d still be having these kinds of discussions.”

Like many other decapods (the class that also includes lobsters, shrimp, crayfish and prawns), crabs are a popular food item....

Originally posted on salon.com