Stop Hacking Up Live Animals at Restaurants

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Target: Toby Ann Stavisky, New York State Senate

Goal: Prohibit animals from being prepared alive in restaurants.

Many restaurants in New York are now offering a dish called “sannakji,” which is Korean for wriggling octopus and that is exactly what the meal consists of. One by one, an octopus has its sensitive tentacles cut off. When all the tentacles are hacked off, the octopus is ripped open from the mantle to let all its intestines fall out.

Octopuses, just like me, you and your household pets, feel pain. Each time a limb is severed, a new wave of pain surges through the octopus’ body. Octopuses are incredibly curious and intelligent animals and are known as the “primates of the sea.”

Sign this petition to demand New York lawmakers prohibit animals from being prepared alive in restaurants.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Stavisky,

At many restaurants in New York, a dish called “sannakji” is served, which is Korean for wriggling octopus. The dish is often prepared in front of customers and the show is incredibly barbaric.

During this “show,” chefs cut up an octopus limb by limb until they are all gone. Then the chef rips the octopus open from his mantle to let his intestines fall out. Octopuses, just like dogs, rabbits and humans, can feel pain and can even anticipate it.

These incredibly intelligent animals should not be subjected to this unnecessary torture. Please consider introducing a new law that would protect animals and ban restaurants from preparing animals alive.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Dr. Dwayne Meadows

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10 Comments

  1. POR FAVOR PROHÍBAN Y DETENGAN DE FORMA DETERMINANTE ESTA ATROCIDAD; ESTA CONDUCTA TAN AGRESIVA, DETERIORADA Y PRIMITIVA; SÓLO FOMENTA Y ESPARCE LA VIOLENCIA ENTRE LAS SOCIEDADES; DESTRUYE CUALQUIER SENTIMIENTO DE COMPASIÓN E INVOLUCIONA LAS NUEVAS GENERACIONES. ESTO ES TOTALMENTE DAÑINO PARA LA MENTE Y PERTURBA LOS SENTIMIENTOS Y PENSAMIENTOS!!!!! ALTO A ESTE CRIMEN INFAME, MISERABLE Y COBARDE!!!!!!

  2. HOW ANY HUMAN BEING PICK SOMETHING THAT IS ALIVE TO BE PUT TO DEATH FOR THEIR PLEASURE, WHAT A SICK AND WEIRD THING TO DO, I AM A VEGGIE, AND PROUD TO BE WHEN I LISTEN TO THIS SORT OF THING, YUK.

  3. Janice L. Blake says:

    Koreans come up with some sick practices. They eat live dogs, too. Unconscionable. Americans should not support their restaurants.

  4. I’m a veggie too but even if I wasn’t OMG it takes a special kind of subhuman freak to want to put an animal through this kind of torture! It’s not cuisine you asswipes, it’s torture! Call it what it is freaks! You suck!

  5. Te restaurants and customers that support this sick, cruel, barbaric practices should be outed to the public by protestors letting everyone know what they do; the owners should be thrown in jail for animal abuse; and extensive media coverage should be hammering them until their business dies and the owners leave the country. The starter of this petition should give it to animal groups in the city, and to the media there.

  6. ENFERMO, PERTURBADOR Y CRIMINAL; INACEPTABLE PARA TODA SOCIEDAD CIVILIZADA, PORQUE TODA SOCIEDAD CIVILIZADA TIENE SENTIMIENTOS DE COMPASIÓN Y EMPATÍA, TODA SOCIEDAD CIVILIZADA TIENE CULTURA, SENSIBILIDAD Y ALTO NIVEL DE CONSCIENCIA. UNA SOCIEDAD QUE COMETE ESTAS ATROCIDADES ES PRIMITIVA, ATROZ, IGNORANTE Y SIN CULTURA!!!!!

  7. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Dear God, this is disgusting and cruel beyond words!!!! PLEASE, make it against the law to torture these living creatures at the dinner table. Imagine the fear and pain they are in, trying to escape the knife!!! Are we cavemen, with no compassion, no soul? Who does this to another living creature????? PLEASE STOP IT!!!!

  8. michelle taylor says:

    Filthy uncivilised scumbags need to have an eye fior an eye enacted on them.

  9. Antoinette Schwind says:

    My heart grieves for the suffering of these innocent animals the people who commit this cruelty are an abomination.

  10. JUST because Korea chooses cruelty and disrespect with regards to this type of completely UNNECESSARY meal, it doesn’t mean New York (or anywhere else for that matter) has to entertain the abusiveness and brutality associated with it… KOREAN RESTAURANTS and other restaurants can certainly take this item off the menu and still make money, there will be no loss…
    The way we treat animals is a direct reflection of the way we treat others and this planet we all share – selfishness and species ignorance has to stop somewhere… Hopefully New York will set an example in RELATION to this and demonstrate leadership and an anti-sannakji law be enforced (the same having been done with respect to shark fin soup in MANY PLACES)…

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