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Crayfish Hacks Off Claw to Escape Being Boiled Alive

A restaurant-goer captures a desperate act by a crayfish in a restaurant in China.

In a recent video uploaded on Chinese social media platform Weibo, a crayfish can be seen detaching his own claw in order to escape a boiling pot of soup made in a restaurant in China. After seeing the video, many Weibo users left comments asking for the crustacean to be let go. The footage was taken by restaurant goer Jiuke who told users on Weibo that he had later adopted the crayfish as a companion animal. “I let him live,” Jiuke said. “I already took him home and am raising him in an aquarium.” As mounting scientific evidence points to the complex intelligence of crustaceans, compassionate individuals around the world rescue the underwater creatures from consumption, such as Canadian resident Christine Loughead, who spent more than $300 in 2016 to rescue lobster “Lobby Joe” from an Ontario restaurant tank and transport him back to the ocean in Halifax.

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Vegan Just Egg Expands to Washington DC

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An independent study found that new clean-meat startup Wild Earth's fungus-based companion animal foods contain 45 percent protein by weight—compared to only 24 percent found in steak.
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Vegan Narwhal Ice Cream Debuts for Summer

Ottawa ice cream shop Little Jo Berry's honors the "unicorn of the sea" with a blue-hued, horned, and totally vegan frozen treat.
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800 Sets of Vegan Frosting Sell in 10 Minutes on QVC

Home-shoppers snatch up Dollop Gourmet's vegan frostings made by Cupcake Wars winner and author Heather Saffer.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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