The UK is one step closer to banning live cooking of lobster. The British government is going to amend the Animal Welfare Act, including crab, crab, octopus. A new report confirms that spineless people can feel pain.
A major study by the London School of Economics (LSE) is that there is “strong scientific evidence” that certain vertebrae have the potential to cause pain, fear, or harm. The sentiments of some animal classes have been the subject of debate for some time. All invertebrates have long been thought of as inanimate objects. But unlike other invertebrates, dicotyledonous crustaceans, including crabs, crabs, crabs and shrimp and cephalopods — squid and octopuses — have a central nervous system. This means they can experience certain emotions.
“After reviewing more than 300 scientific studies, cephalopod mollusks and decapod crustaceans should be considered sensitive, so they fall within the ambit of the Animal Welfare Act,” said Dr. Jonathan Birch of LSE and Principal Analyst of the Report.
In some countries, including Switzerland, Austria and New Zealand, cooking clams without anesthesia is already illegal. If the British included invertebrates in the Animal Welfare Bill, the ban would be one step closer. Animals should first be anesthetized by shock or cooling. For example, the LSE recommends that live animals no longer be sold to amateurs.
British Animal Welfare Secretary Lord Zack is a strong supporter of an amendment to the Goldsmith Act. “Animal welfare is properly taken into account when creating new laws,” he said. “Science is clear now.”