UK Government Acknowledges Sentience of Lobsters, Octopus, and Crabs

“The science is now clear that decapods and cephalopods can feel pain and therefore it is only right they are covered by this vital piece of legislation.”
– UK Animal Welfare Minister Lord Zac Goldsmith, on the extension of the country’s Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill to include lobsters, octopus, and crabs. The bill, however, will not affect any existing legislation or industry practices.

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