Under new laws, boiling lobsters alive is a crimeGovernment of the UKPlans that will recognize crustaceans as sentient beings and give them the ability to feel pain.

According to The Times, ministers are expected support a proposed amendment of the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill that would extend its protections for vertebrates and shellfish to cephalopod-molluscs.

TheDepartment for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs(DEFRA), has requested a review to determine if there is evidence that cephalopods and decapod crustaceans are sentient, but it has yet to be completed.

However, many of their peers support expanding the definition of “animal” in the bill’s passage.House of Lords.

Last month, I participated in a debate.ConservativePeerBaroness FookesShe said, “I was shocked at the treatment of animals like lobsters, crabs and squid in the way they were stored and often killed.”

“One horrible example was when a supermarket wrapped a live crab with single-use plastic. This is a double abomination to me. Lobsters are still being boiled alive in boiling water.

“I know that there are absolutely stunning machines that could do this job humanely.”

Conservative peerLord Randall of UxbridgeI also added that “I was initially quite skeptical about the position decapod crustaceans (including lobsters, crabs, and crayfish) and cephalopods (including octopus and cuttlefish) Recently, however, I believe that they should be included.