Strong Evidence Proves That Octopus, Lobster, And Crabs Feel Pain – New Legislation Recognizes Them As Sentient Beings
Published: November 30, 2021 at 05:20 PM Author: Penny Eims
Thanks to “strong evidence” proving that Octopus, lobster, and crabs feel pain, the U.K. has implemented new legislation which recognizes them as sentient beings. This month, the U.K. government issued a release about the legislation:
Animal Welfare Minister Lord Zac Goldsmith said:
“The UK has always led the way on animal welfare and our Action Plan for Animal Welfare goes even further by setting out our plans to bring in some of the strongest protections in the world for pets, livestock and wild animals.”
“The Animal Welfare Sentience Bill provides a crucial assurance that animal wellbeing is rightly considered when developing new laws. 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.”
One only needs to watch My Octopus Teacher on Netflix to see just how intelligent these magical creatures truly are.
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