Some years ago I was visiting my mother. She had just had her kitchen painted by an "old world craftsman". He was a great painter and super nice guy. He went hunting the weekend after he finished the work. New to this country, he wasn't aware of our laws, much less mores. He brought my mother, as a gift, 30 plucked songbirds. She declined, saying she didn't know how to cook them, so he came over and cooked for her. (I left before dinner was served.)
I assume you all buy your oysters, clams, lobster alive and from tanks/pounds. Here, crayfish and frogs alive also. Farmers markets used to sell live poultry including rabbits; not sure that's still done.