Cheers to the UK for their recent move to recognize some of our favorite sea creatures as “sentient beings”. Enjoy this quick read!
Lobsters, octopuses, and squid, welcome to the sentient beings club (if you’re in the UK, at least).
The UK government has officially included decapod crustaceans — including crabs, lobsters, and crayfish — and cephalopod mollusks — including octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish — in its Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill. This means they are now recognized as “sentient beings” in the UK.
The move comes off the back of an independent review carried out by a team led by Dr Jonathan Birch, an associate professor in the London School of Economic’s Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific…