The original poster of this video believes the squid is dead and that the salt from the soy sauce causes muscle contractions. This is a dish served in Japan, and one thing’s certain: the squid, she is mighty fresh.

You will see comments on the YouTube page up in arms about the poor squid. I’m not saying it’s “right,” but we boil lobsters, raise chickens in torturous conditions, and slaughter pigs so you can smell their shit and fear for square miles. In the scheme of animal atrocities, this seems way down the chain.

Truly, this is something that’s barely more than a brain stem with legs raising the ire of people. It’s just that it’s writhing in front of them.

If you’re going to eat something that’s alive, better that you’re forced to acknowledge it, I say.