Painless Killing of Crabs and Other Large Crustaceans

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Science  03 Feb 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3449, pp. 327
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3449.327


Large crustaceans used for food are customarily scalded to death. This is unnecessary torture, for it can be avoided easily. It is possible to kill the animals quickly, without pain, by placing them in cool fresh water and raising the temperature steadily to about 40°C.

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