Animals like crabs, lobsters & prawns (decapod crustaceans) undergo severe suffering in the food industry. They’re boiled alive, crammed into overcrowded tanks, posted live using Amazon, and more.
Be part of animal welfare history...
In November, an official government report was published recognising decapods as capable of experiencing pain. Following this, decapods were added to the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act which has passed the final stages in Parliament and is now law. Although this is a great step towards their protection, we can't stop here.
Decapods are still suffering. Take action now to help:
Over 5,000 of you have already written to Amazon and MPs across the UK calling for a permanent policy change on the sale of live decapods online.
But the government still aren't listening. In fact, DEFRA minister Mark Spencer claims that these vulnerable animals are already sufficiently protected under current legislation and yet more will suffer this Valentine's Day.
Please show some love by tweeting Mark Spencer urging him to ban the cruel practice of online sales.
Ask your MP to stop Amazon selling and posting live animals
Online retailers like Amazon still sell live decapod crustaceans, like lobsters and crab, sending them to customers through the post or in delivery vans, as if they were a pair of socks. And as the sales of these animals spike at Christmas, the suffering is about to get worse.
So today, we’re taking the campaign to the Government. Ask your MP today to tell Amazon to stop this cruel practice.
Christmas is the season of goodwill. A special time of year for so many of us. A time of peace and compassion. Where is the peace and compassion at Amazon?
Our petition was sent to Michael Gove in 2018, but we need the numbers to keep rising so that we can keep the pressure up!
Your donation can help protect crabs, lobsters, shrimp and other decapod crustaceans from unnecessary suffering.
We’ll keep you up to date with the latest campaign news, appeals and ways you can take action to protect decapods.