• Crabs and lobsters can feel pain - why is this surprising?

    28th January 2013 | News | Claire
  • I have just watched Newsround with my daughter where there was a story on some research that had been carried out which proved that crustaceans feel pain. 

    As a result the RSPCA is calling for restaurants to kill them humanely by electrocuting them, instead of the horrifying death of being boiled alive, but the government says it has no plans to change the guidance on how they should be killed.

    I think this is just appalling – firstly, that research had to be undertaken to establish that the creatures feel pain, and secondly, that the government is not going to do anything about it.

    I hope that our MPs will be flooded with letters on this issue.