https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... st/284078/The Blood Harvest
By Alexis C. Madrigal, Feb. 2014
Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology.
An older but wonderfully written (and thought-provoking!) article from The Atlantic.
I was completely unaware of this practice, and can't say that I am comfortable with it occuring. I do wonder why we haven't had a synthetic substitute of some kind developed yet. What are your thoughts?