Veterinarian Bud Stuart was delighted when he was given a live lobster by a client as extra thanks for saving a dog — at least until the Santa Barbara seafood lover thought about cooking it.
Stuart put the lobster in the freezer, expecting the chill would anesthetize it. Yet, when he later held it above a boiling pot of water, it was still alive and pinching. The crustacean was tasty, but he now vows "never to bring another live lobster into this house. It was one of the most traumatic things I have done."
Kinda makes me wonder what kind of vet doesn't know that lobsters scurry around in water where temperature can be close to 0 degrees centigrade (32 degrees F). So sticking the poor thing in the freezer wouldn't do much to knock him out unless he left it there until it was nearly frozen.
Animal welfare issue boiling - Los Angeles Times
My thanks to The Foodist for the link.