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Live lobster about to be boiled (Image Crustacean Compassion)

Live lobster about to be boiled (Image Crustacean Compassion)

Caring for crustaceans

Crustacean compassion? In a seaside town with a huge number of fish shops, the awareness of crustacean sentience might be uncomfortable, make you think twice about boiling a lobster and ponder the question: is there a humane way to kill another living species? Zelly Restorick writes.

Lobsters, crabs, crayfish and others feel pain? Feel fear? Feel anxiety? Recent research confirms what some have known – or sensed -for a long time: that alongside humans, other living species have feelings too.

Other countries have already taken action. The UK might join them, but you can do something as an individual, without waiting for legislation.

Find out more and sign the petition to add crustaceans to the Animal Welfare Act 2006 via Crustacean Compassion.

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Posted 10:18 Monday, Oct 9, 2017 In: Home Ground

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