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Crustacean Compassion

Campaigning for the humane treatment of crabs, lobsters and other decapod crustaceans in the UK

Despite overwhelming evidence that animals like crabs, lobsters, prawns & crayfish (decapod crustaceans) are capable of experiencing pain, every year millions of these animals are boiled alive, cut up alive, mailed live in the post... the list goes on. Find out who we are and why we’re working to get these sentient animals protected.

Close up of a small hermit crab in a white shell standing on white sand beach

Find out more about Crustacean Compassion’s mission, our approach, and our partners.

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Learn about what’s happening in our campaign right now, and what we’ve achieved in the past. 

Close up of a Ghost crab standing on a grey sand beach with one claw raised in the air

Take action now to get these vulnerable animals protected in UK animal welfare legislation.

Latest News

Read our latest news, blogs, and updates.


Crustacean Compassion and the London School of Economics Foundations of Animal Sentience Project teamed up last week to host a workshop on the use of decapods in research. Read more.


The UK’s first industry benchmark reveals that decapod crustacean welfare is moving up the business agenda, with 50% of companies having formal policies on welfare management and reporting. Read more.

Orange ghost crab on a beach in front of a crashing wave in the blue sea

Browse all our blogs and news updates. 

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