Originally Posted by mordecai
Not recently. I mentioned that. I probably will soon, because it's delicious. Your dish with the meat in the shells the other day was what inspired the thread. I would eat that all day long. This isn't a debilitating issue of morality that keeps me up at night, but it is one that I ignore out of convenience. I was curious if others feel in any way similar or have a differing view on whether the manner of death is a consideration and why or why not.
OK, so serious answer. I killed too many lobsters before I was mature enough to think about the morality of the issue. I used to tie their tails together so that they would stay straight when cooked, and the little fuckers hated that, but it didn't bother me. Now I don't really give any thought to it. If I want to eat lobster, I have to kill them, so that is what I do. I don't separate my killing food from somebody else doing it, and I don't really have moral issues about meat in any way, so I must not care about killing animals for food. This may be unsatisfying, but I do think it has more to do with our distance from our food in these times than anything else. If we still raised our own pigs and killed them so that we could eat, I don't think lobster morality would be a big issue.