New study confirms crustacean sentience

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  March 2013:

BELFAST––Challenging the global scientific,  regulatory,  and humane communities to recognize crustacean sentience,  Robert Elwood of the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University in Belfast,  Northern Ireland,  on January 16,  2013 published his third major study in six years to demonstrate that crustaceans feel and respond to pain. “Billions of crustaceans are caught or reared in aquaculture for the food industry,”  wrote Elwood of his latest research,  published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.  “In contrast to mammals,  crustaceans are given little or no protection,  as the presumption is that they cannot experience pain.  Our research suggests otherwise.  More consideration of the treatment of these animals is needed,”  Elwood emphasized,  “as a potentially very large problem is being ignored.” Read more

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