September 2010

“Dancing Shrimp”: A Macabre Delicacy

While reading about another PETA victory on Treehugger.com, I was amazed to learn about yet another form of cruel live animal-eating known as “dancing shrimp.” To make live shrimp “dance” on each patron’s plate, they are cut and drizzled with lemon juice to painfully make them twitch and jump. How can patrons delight in such a practice? That’s akin to those stories about Snow White’s stepmother being forced to dance in red hot iron shoes that were heated over coals before her wedding.