Yes, this happens in many parts of the world. Korea, there are places where they still skin cats alive and put them in boiling water. In Cambodia, there are places where the customes are to sacrifice one of every live stock of the grooms as a wedding ritual. I saw this on TV, the family dog got it too! They just slash their throat and let them bleed out. It was tough seeing the ole faithful dog get murdered like that, for nothing. My lady is Cambodian and she is from their. Not all Cambodians do this ritual. Only a select few in the country. In Japan, these paractices towards marine life are on a larger scale. Why do you think they have so much sushi? We have ripped on them for whale killings over the past decades also. It is the way they go about it that is wrong and the large numbers they kill at one time.