Is it ethical to eat octopuses? An acclaimed octopus expert and marine biologist weighs in

Whether grilled, on sushin or mixed into stir fry or ceviche, there are many ways to consume octopus. But given their well-known, almost human-like intelligence, it begs the question: is it ethical to eat eight-legged cephalopods?

“You can’t draw a sharp line of saying, ‘Well, I would eat a clam, but I never eat an octopus, and neither should anyone else,’ because there’s a continuum there.”


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Abe Lincoln, pig torturer? While he admitted to incredible cruelty, the answer isn’t that simple

Abraham Lincoln referred to it as “the ludicrous incident of sewing up the hogs eyes.”

“As a youngster he shot a wild turkey and was so disgusted he claimed he never again raised a weapon to kill an animal.”

The story comes from a short autobiography that the future president co-authored for his 1860 election campaign....

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