We all know that shrimp and other sea animals feel pain. But if that isn’t enough to keep you from eating them, you should check this out…
Top 7 Reasons to NOT Eat Shrimp:
1. Poopy Food
During cleaning, shrimp have their legs torn off and are decapitated and disemboweled. As their bowels are ripped out, poop spills out and often gets all over the shrimp.
2. Extra Skin
Shrimp are bottom dwellers who feed on parasites and skin that they pick off dead animals. This means that every mouthful of scampi you eat comes with digested parasites and dead skin.
3. Toxic Chemicals
Most of the shrimp consumed comes from places that have no restrictions on traces of illegal contaminants such as dioxins, PCBs, and other banned chemicals or on pumping the shrimp full of hormones and antibiotics!
4. Dolphin-Safe Shrimp?
Trawling is taking a toll on the legions of wild creatures, including dolphins, who make the sea their home. Nets don’t discriminate.
5. Farming Destroys Fish Too
Shrimp farming is fatal to fish! Because it takes up to 3 pounds of wild-caught fish to feed and produce a single pound of farmed shrimp, shrimp farming is causing fish populations to plummet.
6. Slave Labor
Almost all shrimp farms and shrimp processing plants are located in developing countries, where workers are forced to work long hours for dirt cheap.
7. Cholesterol Bombs
With a whopping 152 milligrams of cholesterol per 100-gram serving of shrimp (four or five shrimp), just two servings would put you over the daily recommended allowance of 300 milligrams of cholesterol!
Forget the “reel deal”! More and more faux shrimp options are making their way onto restaurant menus. Also, check your local supermarket or specialty store to find faux shrimp and dozens of other mock meats. Not only are they poo poo-free, but they are healthier for you and the shrimpies!