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Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

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Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

Just wondering if I could find a list somewhere of restaurants that kill crabs humanely before steaming/boiling them? we are going to DC and Assateague Island. Thanks!

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1. Re: Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

Sorry, it doesn't work that way - you can't cook a dead crab!

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2. Re: Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

Ditto what IrishFan said.

And just so you know, the reason you can't cook a dead crab is for food safety reasons. It could cause illness. Not what you want on vacation or any other time.

Have a good trip.

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3. Re: Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

Burger King?

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4. Re: Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

This isn't a troll posting, folks, and the issue often comes up with lobsters. There's a debate about whether either crabs or lobsters feel pain, but there are alternatives to plunging live ones into boiling water--and, no, killing them just before cooking is not dangerous. Try http://www.rspca.org.uk/

for one source of information, or search the web. Your chances of finding any restaurant that does not dump the crabs live and struggling into the steaming pot is essentially zero, however.

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5. Re: Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

More info: http://www.bluecrab.info/cooking_faq.htm

www.shellfishnetwork.org.uk/facts/fact4.htm

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6. Re: Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

But their Old Bay-coated thrashing as you murder them in boiling water, before tearing their carcasses open with your bare hands (with nothing but a wooden mallet and a plastic knife to aid you) is half the fun!

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7. Re: Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

Thank you for your kind and informative reply. Obviously some on here need more hobbies to fill up their time between travels.;)

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8. Re: Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

Actually I was educated as I had never heard of this with respect to crabs but that doesn't change fact that not likely to find such a commercial operation.

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9. Re: Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

Can someone stop my lettuce from screaming when I cut into my salad?

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10. Re: Restaurants in DC/Chesapeake area that kill crabs humanely?

Thank you for the latest link, IrishFan. I now accept that making salad is murder. Tasty, tasty murder.