Call us twisted, but we have no problem putting these babies in a boiling pot of water. Some people feel it is cruel to put a live animal to their sudden death. Being a true Mainer, I have no issues in killing or eating this delight. Matt and I like to name our lobsters before eating them. This is Chip and Ernie. We raced them on the kitchen counter before sending them to their death. Chip won and that is why I am going to eat him before Matt does.