Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Swiss insist on stunning lobsters before cooking

It will no longer be permitted to transport live lobsters on ice or in icy water It will no longer be permitted to transport live lobsters on ice or in icy water
Preston Stone | 14 January, 2018, 18:01

Lobsters may feel more pain than we thought.

Switzerland's government has barred the culinary practice of throwing lobsters into boiling hot water while they are alive, The Guardian reported.

One of the most common alternatives to dispatching crustaceans in the pot is "numbing" them in the freezer before a quick death delivered with a knife.

The new law, which will come into effect starting March 2018, will also require a more humane mode of transportation when moving the lobsters from their natural habitat in the ocean to grocery stores and restaurants. Nearly all recipes instruct to plunge still-living lobsters head-first into boiling water before continuing with dressings or such. According to Swiss cabinet officials, animals are sentient and therefore, must not be allowed to suffer unnecessarily. Illegal puppy farms in Switzerland will also be apprehended.

Some scientists argue that lobsters can feel pain, but the scientific community is divided on this.

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"Crabs and lobsters deserve protection from being cooked alive", says Dr. John Birch, an assistant Philosophy professor at the London School of Economics.

A growing body of scientific evidence states that lobsters and other crustaceans like crabs or crayfish can actually feel pain, the BBC reports.

"With the data we know, it is highly likely that the animal will be in pain", of Queens University, Belfast. Animal rights activists and scientists have claimed lobsters could feel "significant pain" when they are thrown alive into boiling water. Robert Elwood, who led the team carrying out the experiments, said, "They were willing to give up their hideaway in order to avoid the source of their probable pain".

Animal welfare advocates praised the new law and said other countries should follow suit.

The group that is known for its active campaign to stop cruelty against animals also took a swipe at the USA government for not enacting laws to protect crustaceans.

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