Shrimp are inquisitive, interested, engaging, just like any other animal.
Why would you think any differently ?
Look at this little fellow – notice the vivaciousness and the lively intellect he displays as clearly as would any child in a new world full of wonder.
There are so very many similarities, and so few differences, between us – between both species of animals – that it’s actually evil to imagine otherwise – and cruelty.
Deliberate, directed cruelty designed to isolate us from our animal kin.
To separate, to create the idea of “otherness” is to make using them more easy to bear.
Of course, those who actually care and have real feelings see through this guise of deceit and know that we are all alike – all of us animals.
Just because another is tiny or huge or has bigger ears or smaller feet or maybe is another color is no reason or justification for prejudice of any kind.
Shrimp are marvelously interesting beings and very curious ones. They live in the shallows of the seas of our world and walk along the bottom of the sandy floor. Their eyes are large and lovely and they have attractively long whiskers that help them feel along even in places where they might not be able to see clearly or when sand is whipped up by a turning wave.
They have the misfortune to have become quite easily caught in nets and almost no one knows what a live shrimp looks like any more.
This is sad for everyone.
A fellow creature is everyone’s business and we should all get to know these little guys.
They may not be covered in warm fur and they might not come when you call “Spot”, but you can be sure that they do respond to voices, to movements, to feelings just like you and I, and they would respond to your call, or do, and yet we usually do not listen for them to answer.
Begin to listen, to watch, to explore other worlds around you and open your mind along with your heart – you’ll meet some fabulous characters – among them, the fascinating shrimp.
Be kind to them.
Be a vegan.