Monday, February 07, 2005

Boil Mr. Lobster All You Want!

Apparently worms do not feel pain on a hook and lobsters and crabs do not feel pain while being boiled.

"Farstad said most invertebrates, including lobsters and crabs boiled alive, do not feel pain because, unlike mammals, they do not have a big brain to read the signals.

Some more advanced kinds of insects, such as honeybees which display social behavior and a capacity to learn and cooperate, deserve special care, she said."

Did they actually do studies on this in some way or are they just assuming this based on how big a brain these things have? Although I might agree with their assumption, it seems like a pretty big one to make.

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