Lawmakers in the U.K. has now proposed a first of its kind ban on boiling lobsters alive (the normal method of cooking them) in the name of advancing ‘crustacean rights.’
As metro.co.uk reports:
Boiling lobsters while alive could be made illegal under new proposed animal welfare laws for crustaceans and molluscs.
The government would recognise that lobsters, crabs, octopuses, squids and other invertebrates can feel pain and are sentient beings.
Parliament is currently reviewing the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, which currently only contains laws relating to vertebrates, or animals with a backbone.
But campaigners and pressure groups have pushed ministers to back an amendment extend the laws to shellfish and cephalopod molluscs.
Is this really a step forward for animal rights, or merely a farce put on by radical left wingers? Let us know what you think in the comments below