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Horrifying clip of live crab writhing in agony on restaurant’s hot grill prompts Twitter users to turn vegan on the spot

HORRIFIC video shows a crab being cooked alive and set on fire on a grill as it writhes in agony.

The footage taken in a restaurant has left many of those who saw it on social media wanting to turn vegan.

The start of the footage shows the creature sitting on a hot grill with smoke coming off it.

A chef then lights some alcohol beside the crab which is then instantly consumed by flames.

Its agony continues as the chef pours more alcohol on the crab as it continues to burn.

The grill is the type used to cook meat and fish by a diners’ table in parts of Asia and sauces can be seen in the footage.

The video was posted on Twitter under the hashtage GoVegan had left users horrified by what they had seen.

“If people were trying to BBQ pigs or cows alive I would say it was cruel. Eating animals does not have to be cruel, humans make it cruel,” wrote one user.

Another added: “How horrific and totally unnecessary. This world’s creatures do not deserve the horror of human actions.”

The latest scientific evidence shows that contrary to popular belief, the creatures can feel pain.

Chefs are being urged to find more humane ways of killing lobsters and crabs.

According to animal welfare charity PETA crabs are crabs are often thrown into pots of scalding-hot water and boiled as well as electrocuted, chopped up or microwaved while alive.

The crabs will fight so hard against a clearly painful death that their claws often break off.

“Setting a living, feeling being ablaze and burning them to death is a disgustingly cruel and ignorant act,” said PETA Director Elisa Allen.

“This petrified little animal obviously suffered egregiously after being yanked from a tank and flung onto a searing-hot grill. 

“Crabs are fascinating animals who care attentively for their young, are loyal to those close to them, and are capable of learning from their mistakes – something we can only hope the humans in this video will also do. 

“We owe it to sensitive crabs to see them as sea life – not seafood – leave them in peace.”

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