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Crustacean Compassion

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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.

Despite being legally recognised as sentient and able to feel pain, langoustines routinely have their tails ripped off (to be served as scampi) whilst alive and full conscious. Such treatment is possible due to a “loophole” in legislation that fails to protect these sentient animals.

Please call on the government to protect these vulnerable animals in the existing Animal Welfare Act, by signing our petition today.

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Choose compassion over cruelty this festive season, with our tips for a Very Compassionate Christmas! From cookery schools to dining out, click here for more animal-welfare friendly tips.

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Crustacean Compassion has announced a new Chair of the board who has taken over from one of the organisation's founding members to head up a newly expanded board. Read more.

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