A new rule in the UK intended to safeguard the welfare rights of animals regarded as sentient beings may forbid boiling lobsters alive. What does science have to say about the ethical minefield of crustacean misery and frying pots? Do lobsters feel pain? Are they sentient? The UK government first submitted a measure to formally recognize animals as sentient beings back in … [Read more...] about Boiling Lobsters Alive in the UK May Be Banned Under “Sentient Being” Law; Can They Feel Pain?
In the United Kingdom, Octopuses, Squid, and Lobsters Are Recognized As Sentient Beings
Welcome to the club of sentient beings, lobsters, octopuses, and squid (at least in the UK). In its Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, the UK government has formally included decapod crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, and crayfish) and cephalopod mollusks (octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish). This implies they are now considered "sentient entities" in the United Kingdom. The … [Read more...] about In the United Kingdom, Octopuses, Squid, and Lobsters Are Recognized As Sentient Beings