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Crabs, Octopuses, and Lobsters Are Now Recognized as Sentient Beings

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Photo by Qijin Xu on Unsplash

After new research suggested that crabs, octopuses, and lobsters can feel pain, the UK government announced that all decapod crustaceans and cephalopod mollusks will be added to the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill.

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