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Gyndawyr
585752.  Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:37 pm Reply with quote

I find that rather disturbing, despite my unwillingness to care for things like this, that people would want to do that in the first place.
Aye, humans are a mixed bunch :)

Anyways, Ive known plenty of things to live through various mutilations which are then eaten. Something that survives without any damage?? Aside from seeds that are protected by mucous, or tapeworms... I cant really think of anything :/

I found a video of a fish with a fillet taken out of the side of it swimming quite regularly inside its tank.
...and yes, the chef was asian :)

 
Hydra-Lernae
629500.  Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:32 pm Reply with quote

Well, technically all those examples do not show animals that can be eaten without killing them, but PARTS of animals, or fungi. And of course you can amputate more or less parts from animals and eat them while the rest lives on.

"Yes, I actually do like to nitpick and ruin everything for everyone."

 
ghelie19
637698.  Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:26 am Reply with quote

Wow! I just had realized those animals eating them without killing them... Hmmm, well quite true :D. You may not kill them, but someone did. LOL

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masterfroggy
637705.  Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:51 am Reply with quote

ghelie19 wrote:
Wow! I just had realized those animals eating them without killing them... Hmmm, well quite true :D. You may not kill them, but someone did. LOL

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Sadurian Mike
637707.  Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:55 am Reply with quote

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gruff5
637748.  Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:31 am Reply with quote

Hydra-Lernae wrote:
Well, technically all those examples do not show animals that can be eaten without killing them, but PARTS of animals, or fungi.

I guess the aforementioned tapeworm cab be eaten without killing it.

 
thegrandwazoo
637760.  Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:14 pm Reply with quote

In a TV doc a while ago Charles Rangeley-Wilson was in Japan investigating their relationship with fish. He went to a restaurant where you could catch your own fish and the chef then prepared it. When it arrived on his plate it had been beautifully sushied but unfortunately was still alive. He was not impressed! The disturbing thing was that the restaurant was very popular with families.

 
Sadurian Mike
637763.  Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:08 pm Reply with quote

(Sushi is the rice-based food, Sashimi is the fish carving).

 
gruff5
638316.  Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:53 am Reply with quote

This was in the Telegraph online today - a fried fish eaten alive in a restaurant in China. Obviously, don't watch if you don't want to see:

http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?&next_url=/watch%3Fv%3DGdiIg_39CUg

 
thegrandwazoo
638530.  Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:35 pm Reply with quote

Sadurian Mike wrote:
(Sushi is the rice-based food, Sashimi is the fish carving).

Thanks, I shall have to remember that when next at my local Japanese. I'd rather my food lay still on my plate.

 
Sadurian Mike
638531.  Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:39 pm Reply with quote

Order the beef teryaki. If that is still wriggling then you know you are in big trouble.

 
stee
644187.  Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:36 am Reply with quote

Sorry for the bump, but I've just been reminded about this by my colleagues lunch!

What about tongue?

You can cut out an animal's tongue without killing it, and ox / cow tongue is not just food, it's tasty food!

 
gruff5
644258.  Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:52 am Reply with quote

Don't try that on "I'm a Celebrity".

I've been eaten alive by mosquitoes and am still here to type the tale.

 
tgrafton
654732.  Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:24 pm Reply with quote

Regarding the title of this thread of conversation - The only animal I'm aware of that one can eat without killing the animal is the Florida Stone Crab (2 species). These can crabs regenerate their claws perhaps 2 or 3 times over their 6 or 7 year life, and only one claw per animal is legally allowed to be harvested - the crab is returned to the water with one claw to have a good chance to eat and defend itself. Skilled crab fishermen develop a technique of removing the claw quickly without damaging the connecting joint, although this is not 100% effective, and not 100% of the crabs that survive do regenerate the claw. Still, this fishery is considered quite sustainable (the traps are designed to not capture small fish). The commercial fishing regulations are becoming more demanding to maintain sustainability of the populations, which are stable for the foreseeable future. The demand is moderated in no small part by the market price, which is even higher at restaurants such as Joe's on Miami Beach (the historic originator of this delicious meal, and the accompanying mustard sauce). Does anyone know of other actual examples of edible animal species that have regenerative parts? My joke about pigs without their feet riding around on little wagons does not always go over very well.

 
thedrew
654734.  Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:41 pm Reply with quote

The Northern Pacific sea star (gohongaze) is eaten in Japan. It can regenerate its limbs, as Australian hunters have learned the hard way.

 

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