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7 animals that are eaten alive by humans

By: Bryan Nelson on March 11, 2011, 10:32 a.m.

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Irish essayist Jonathan Swift is famous for having said, "He was a bold man that first ate an oyster." But to those of Western persuasion, oysters are the most common animal often eaten raw and alive. In fact, oysters are considered the healthiest when eaten raw on the half shell.