Lobsters are also sensitive animals


For a long time, it was a foregone conclusion that crustaceans did not feel any pain.

Underdeveloped is their nervous system, the animals are only capable of reflexes. It would be nice if this assumption were true, considering how lobsters are boiled alive in hot water.


However, research has already produced results that point in a very different direction. For example, in experiments, the probes of shrimp were irritated with acid, whereupon the animals began to rub them. If the sensors were previously anesthetized, there was no reaction. Even with a painful injection, crabs began to rub the affected part of the body on the floor.


How far the animals go to avoid the pain is illustrated by a video that went viral in June 2018: a small crayfish cut off its own pair of scissors to escape the cooking pot.



My comment:  Why do we still have to discuss today, in the 21st century, whether we are allowed to throw a living being with feeding organs into the boiling water?

Did the cavemen not do the same thing with other animals because they were simply underdeveloped at the time, and this was the only way to deal with animals that corresponded to their culture at the time?

So the question is not whether a lobster feels pain or not, but how far that information is relevant to our current ethics and gives us the right to treat animals like lifeless objects.

For more…at: https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/05/13/lobsters-are-also-sensitive-animals/

My best regards to all, Venus


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