"Left in their natural environment, most oysters would be eaten by something; why shouldn't it be you? For all animals, life involves ingesting other life. That should be celebrated, and oysters are the perfect way to do it. You may not be ready to chase down a rabbit and kill it, but you can shuck an oyster, eat it, and get the primal thrill. It's like going native with training wheels."
—Rowan Jacobsen, A Geography of Oysters