As boiling water touches your body, your extremities are the first to burn. These extremities include your fingertips, which have more nerve endings than many other areas of your body.
You’ll feel the intense pain. It will be prolonged. And you’ll be conscious for most of it, provided your brain doesn’t boil first. It’s not a quick death by any means.
I always knew how horrible boiling animals alive was. So much so that I refused to eat animals killed in this way (mainly lobsters) before I went vegan. Even as a child I knew what it felt like to be burned by boiling water and steam simply from cooking pasta. I couldn’t imagine inflicting that pain on an animal’s entire body.
Read the entire letter here: https://mercyforanimals.org/an-open-letter-to-people-who-boil-animals