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I like all the people that complain about the pain something goes through being eaten alive etc... Do they not realize that in the animal kingdom this is how it's usually done? Humans are the exception not the norm.

The above being stated I would never eat a live animal simply cause I'd find it too gross to stomach. I like food good and dead. Not to mention I have vegetarian leanings ;-) [but do enjoy occasional meatyness].


Well if these fish are truly still alive... there's a big difference between eating animals alive and... literally intentionally keeping them alive so you can watch them suffer as you're eating them.

Lions hunt their prey and usually go for a killstrike after maiming them <--
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no..this is just sad.. i admit the fish isnt alive (research) but it still just feels wrong and horrible having to eat a fish that looks alive
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Fish maybe since apparently it's dead I wouldn't mind trying it once
Now frog never those are still alive and frogs creep me out
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No way. I like fish, but I just wouldn't be able to stomach that. It's sadistic.
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Posted 9/2/15

KesshoHime wrote:


-mockingbird wrote:

i don't think i could handle the feeling of something squirming in my mouth


KesshoHime wrote:



Whoa, whoa there friend. Hold on.

First of all, please don't lump all asians into this category. It makes you sound incredibly ignorant.



funny part of all of that is he IS asian, i think it's cool for him to generalize ^.^


I know that he's asian, that doesn't mean he should be doing it. It makes the rest of us look bad. =3=


I'm Australian so.....AUSTRALIANS ARE RACIST PIGS

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Contrary to popular belief, the best sushi or sashimi is NOT always the best when it is most fresh. Depends on the fish, of course, but I usually prefer fish that is slightly aged.

I'd still eat it if someone set it down in front of me but, having had fresh-from-the-sea sashimi before, I'd probably not favor it. I've also cut the wings off living skates and gouged out and eaten the fleshy cheek-like round pieces of flesh under their eyes while the skates were still alive. That was probably the best fresh sashimi I've had. The yellowtail wasn't nearly as good as its aged version.

I don't think all the ikizukuri style fish are alive. A lot of it is just post-mortem muscle movement. I've seen headless jumping fish and chickens. Killing is killing and not torture to me as long as it doesn't take too long for the animal to die and the killer isn't specifically trying to cause extra pain, to be honest. I think squeamishness has a bit to do with some of the visceral reactions as well.

Many animals readily tear into living prey. Parasites and parasitoids comprise almost half of all living creatures. Ants and mantids will eat live prey. Tons of fish and birds eat live prey. If anything, it's very strange that humans always try to ensure their food is dead before eating it. Most animals just care that there's prey to eat and that it's fresh.
Posted 9/3/15
No thanks. Fish stinks -.-
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Nope.

I eat meat, and I'm not ashamed of it.
buuut, just because I eat meat does not
mean I'm sadistic enough to eat an animal
while it's still alive. (I know it dies shortly after, but no.)

I'm against any form of unnecessary cruelty in the preparation
of meat or animal products.

I do enjoy some forms of sashimi, but I'm quite
ok with it being just a little less fresh.
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I dont really like fish so no? Id probably try it as a one off though, as i have no problems with eating live animals. Id have some doubts about the fish being alive anyway, when going fishing you can often cut through a fishes spine and they still twitch.
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I prefer my fish rolled in cornmeal & flour and deep fried.

I don't eat raw fish.
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As much as I like fish and sashimi, I like my food to not move on its own.
So no, I will probably not eat that.
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Nope not a big fan of my food moving while I eat it
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KesshoHime wrote:

A majority of people prefer that their food is very much dead and not moving. Usually eating things that are still moving is for freshness, or a novelty thing, this isn't done on a regular basis. If you think this is cruel, honestly most of the meat you buy at the supermarket has gone through much, much worse. Most fish in Japan come straight from the sea whereas livestock live in horrible conditions and are mass produced on a much larger scale than ikizukuri. Go online and you'll see livestock workers torturing animals, hitting them, cutting them open while they scream, the list goes on and on.


This is why i only buy free ranged, caged free, grass fed meat products.

I wouldn't eat a still living animal, the animal doesn't need to be alive in order for it to be "fresh", they could just kill it and then serve it moments later. Humans tend to treat animals poorly when it comes to eating them and I really dont understand this.
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no way.. I like sushi and have tried sashimi but I wouldn't eat this even if I was offered money
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