Cruel Science Experiments on Crabs and Lobsters Could Finally End After Animal Sentience Law Passes in the UK

Cruel Science Experiments on Crabs and Lobsters Could Finally End After Animal Sentience Law Passes in the UK



Finally! Scientific experiments on crabs and lobsters could finally end when the animal sentience bill became a law in the United Kingdom. Welfare rules would finally be applied to crustaceans and decapods.

Many people still wrongly believe that fish and other marine animals are not sentient beings, which is far from the truth. As opposed to mammals and mice, there are few laws to protect crustaceans and decapods in scientific experiments.

For example, The Guardian reported that scientists do not have to register how many crustaceans and decapods that they experiment on, so we have no idea how what extent these sentient creatures are being tested on.

They are also not in the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, which means that no licenses or training are required to use them in procedures or experiments.

Crustaceans and decapods are often used in experiments because they are sensitive to pollutants, and they breed quickly so that scientists can quickly exploit numerous generations. They are often used to see how different types of pollution can affect bodies, but there are so many more humane and cruelty-free ways of doing this.

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