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September 12, 2020 - Yahoo News Australia

'Give them a good death': Debate rages over live lobster cooking

'Give them a good death': Debate rages over live lobster cooking
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The ethics of boiling lobsters and crabs while they’re conscious is being fiercely debated after the national body representing UK vets called on the practice to be outlawed.

Crustaceans show signs of distress and pain according to the British Veterinary Association (BVA) in a revised animal slaughter policy released in August, and that’s a position supported locally by the RSPCA.

Cooking the animals without stunning is banned in a number of countries including New Zealand and Switzerland, however, in Australia, the legislation varies in each state or territory.

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