The Truth About Lobster Night

BU Dining’s annual lobster night is again upon us.  As the sole animal advocacy student organization on campus, we’d like to offer you another perspective on the event, and hopefully inspire you to think about it more critically.

The truth is that lobsters feel pain.  Researchers specializing in animal behavior have demonstrated this several times.  In fact, physical pain and emotional stress are important survival mechanism for all animals.  Sure, the suffering a lobster experiences may be different than what a human experiences, but that doesn’t make it insignificant.  To unnecessarily cause another individual pain when there are easy alternatives is inherently unethical.

The Humane Slaughter act, the only federal law regulating how animals raised for food are slaughtered, provides minimal humane consideration for the slaughter of cows, pigs, goats, and sheep, but excludes poultry and seafood.  As is the common method of preparing lobsters, BU Dining will be boiling these animals alive on Thursday night.  To the members of our organization, this represents a complete disregard for the animals’ basic interest to be free from pain.  And we’re not just talking about a few lobsters, either- we’ve ordered 7,400 lobsters for the event.

Please, consider the impact that your food choices have on the other sentient creatures of the planet.

The Vegetarian Society is holding a dinner for anyone who does not want to participate in lobster night this Thursday.  Our Facebook event page is here. We hope to see you there!

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