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Los Angeles – In time for Halloween, PETA U.Ok. is releasing a new video warning individuals of the hazards of the terrifying “octocurse”—which slowly turns any human who kills, cooks, or consumes octopus right into a cephalopod—and the group simply despatched a letter to celeb chef Gordon Ramsay urging him to keep away from the curse by maintaining octopus flesh off his menus and out of his kitchens.
“By serving octopus in your eating places at this eerie time of yr, you place your self and diners prone to this fabled, historical curse,” PETA U.Ok. Vice President Elisa Allen warns Ramsay within the letter, which factors out that octopuses are hyper-intelligent beings able to advanced thought processes who’ve been recognized to caress and kiss each other, use instruments, navigate mazes, try escapes, and even squirt their captors with water. They’re additionally extraordinarily delicate to ache. Their brains are distributed all through their our bodies, so being minimize up whereas nonetheless alive or speared to dying—each widespread strategies of killing these animals—causes them extended agony.
“Happily, dodging the curse is straightforward: Take octopus off your menus for good and pledge by no means, ever to eat these intelligent cephalopods,” Allen concludes.
PETA U.Ok.—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals will not be ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to PETA.org.uk or observe the group on Fb, Twitter, or Instagram.