“Robert Bayer, the executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, said he’d never heard of someone using cannabis to sedate a lobster, but he’s not particularly surprised someone would try.
“I’m not aware of any actual studies on this and haven’t done any myself, though it sounds interesting,” he said.
…It’s also not clear if marijuana or any sedative would make a lobster’s death less traumatic, Bayer said, because lobsters have a nervous system that is primitive and similar to that of an insect. “When you put them in boiling water, the primitive nervous system that does exist is destroyed so quickly they’re unlikely to feel anything at all,” he said.
Hmm, let’s see here.
Hypocrisy: self-proclaimed animal rights person makes her living selling lobsters (and fish, and clams, presumably, what about them?) to tourists.
Scientific ignorance: if a lobster falls into boiling water, does it feel pain? Real scientist says no.
Evidence of too early and too frequent exposure to Disney cartoons: “The Little Princess” was not intended to be a documentary.
What’s most worrisome about this story is that Charlotte Gill (appropriate name for a fish monger) is probably a high school graduate and, if, as I suspect, a native of Massachusetts, graduated from college, and she is entitled to vote.
Cry, our once-beloved country.