Ministers are planning to ban boiling lobsters alive as they look to extend new animal sentience laws to include crustaceans.
The Government's new Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, which is currently making its way through Parliament and will recognise animals as sentient beings, currently only covers vertebrates.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
But the legislation will reportedly be extended to also cover invertebrates, formally recognising that lobsters, crabs and octopuses feel pain.
The planned change comes after animal welfare campaigners, including an organisation backed by Carrie Johnson, Boris Johnson's wife, called for the laws to be broadened.
Boiling lobsters alive is already illegal in some countries like Switzerland, Norway and New Zealand
Boiling lobsters alive is already illegal in some countries like Switzerland, Norway and New Zealand.
Ministers are now looking at backing an amendment being brought