For them Christmas has to be the cruellest time of the year. Increasingly, our cele?bration of the birth of the “Prince of Peace” is becoming a torturous time for crustaceans too, who are merci?lessly boiled alive for taste. Does this make sense? If Christmas is a time of peace, why are we inflicting so much violence on our fellow creatures? Doesn’t this turn Christmas into a sham? Isn’t it time we started cele?brating Christmas in the loving man?ner it is meant to be celebrated – with no tortured corpses on our dinner table?