Picture this: You’re going about your day when, suddenly, someone approaches you, wrestles you into his car, takes you back to his house, and ties you down. You don’t know where you are, and you have no idea whether you’ll ever see anyone you love again.

Your worst fears come true as your captor pulls up a chair, ties a napkin around his neck, and pulls out a knife. Excruciating pain resonates through your body as he begins to slice you open and, to your horror, chew pieces of your flesh. You’re being eaten alive.

It may sound like a horror movie screenplay, but this nightmare is a reality for animals who are actually eaten alive. Warning: These videos are difficult to watch.

Diners tore through this octopus’s body while the animal writhed in agony.

Continuing to stab and burn the suffering octopus on the hot surface, they carried on casual conversation and even laughed. But there’s nothing funny about torturing a living, feeling being.

Before the octopus’s life came to an end, one person ripped the animal’s head open with his bare hand.

There’s no denying that the octopus in the video suffered immensely. Dr. Jennifer Mather, an expert on cephalopods and a psychology professor at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, says this:

[T]he octopus, which you’ve been chopping to pieces, is feeling pain every time you do it. It’s just as painful as if it were a hog, a fish, or a rabbit, if you chopped a rabbit’s leg off piece by piece. So it’s a barbaric thing to do to the animal.

This kind of cruelty wasn’t a one-time event. In fact, “live hot pot” restaurants are a thing. These establishments specialize in slowly boiling animals to death. Gag.

In the next video, diners laugh as the little octopus they are about to eat tries desperately to escape.

And it gets worse. Another octopus was repeatedly slammed to the ground, causing even more suffering, before being eaten:

This video shows an octopus’s sensitive tentacles being chopped off one at a time as the animal tries to crawl away to escape further mutilation by the chef.

Octopuses aren’t the only animals who are routinely eaten while they’re still breathing. The shrimp and lobsters featured in the video above felt excruciating pain as human teeth ripped into their bodies. Some restaurants even tear off crustaceans’ protective exoskeletons so that diners can bite directly into their flesh.

You can see a lobster, whose lower body has been cut off, frantically struggling while people prepare to eat the animal’s tail, which is plated right in front of him or her. If that’s not f*cked up, I don’t know what is.

These shrimp are fully engulfed in flames while they’re still alive before being eaten.

This fish was chopped up and plated while still fully conscious. You can even see the animal gasping for air.

BUT I JUST EAT FISHFish are tortured in so many ways from being cut apart alive on the fishing boats to being cut apart alive in restaurants…. DON'T TAKE PART IN THIS BARBARITY TO ANOTHER LIVING BEING…..Leave them and ALL Sea Life off of your plate!Be one less person harming animals: ? ?vegankit.com ? ?

Posted by I am Cecil too on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Frogs can’t escape this torture, either. This video shows a chef stabbing, skinning, and cutting up a fully conscious bullfrog.

As if it couldn’t get any worse, the frog—whose bottom half has been sliced open—is shown with arms flailing in a bowl just before a woman starts eating the insides while the animal stares helplessly back at her, still blinking.

Along with some other animals already mentioned, this video shows live baby mice being dipped in soy sauce and apparently about to be chewed up by humans while still fully conscious.

What You Can Do

If the above videos are upsetting to you, please consider going vegan. Eating animals, whether alive or dead, is cruel, because they suffer immensely when they’re slaughtered for food, too.