Wednesday, February 07, 2007

"Crustacean Compassion"

Folks, you've got to see this. In yet another example of misplaced ethical priorities, we now have Texans arguing with Mainers who are arguing with Texans and New Hampshireites over the boundaries of "crustacean compassion," "animal welfare protocols," and "lobster electric chairs."

"Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?" (1 Cor. 1:20)

"In June, the Austin, Texas-based natural foods grocery chain said it would stop selling live lobsters and crabs — in the name of crustacean compassion. But it’s making an exception in Maine, a state synonymous with lobster."

Read the rest of the article at the Boston Globe.


Anonymous said...

So, instead of being boiled alive, they'll be zapped to death with electrical sticks. . .and still eaten by humans.

Now, that's humane!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you can kill unborn babies, march in gay parades, elect senators with tremendous moral lapses, but absolutely NO BEING MEAN TO LOBSTERS!

Josh Manley said...


I found a good post that my pastor, Mark Dever, did on CS Lewis' thoughts on Calvinism. I am including the link.

Josh Manley

Bradford Mercer said...

Yes, I used that quotation in my M.Phil. thesis on Lewis. One writer calls it his "Problematic, Pragmatic Proposal."

Anonymous said...

Just because there are other moral challenges we all face does not mean we cannot start somewhere. I personally would love us to treat all living creatures with the respect and kindness they deserve.

I believe in God and I am pretty sure God does not advocate a limit on compassion. I am pretty sure God believes in limitless love towards all of his creatures. I really wish some Christians would pay more attention to the teachings of Christianity.

Peace and Love.

Edie x