I'm not a vegetarian but I respect all forms of life. I love to eat crab I've cooked myself. To kill one before cooking I put it in the sink and pour on boiling water.
This bothers me more each time I do it. The creature seems to be watching me and blinking its litle eyes. It takes a while before it stops struggling and I feel like I'm inflicting unnecessary pain.
Is there a more humane way to do it?
I prefer the microwave method, 6-l/2 minutes in a heavy glass lidded casserole with one tablespoon liquid and some spices, so starting the cooking with the crab still alive isn't an option.