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August 10, 2020 - stuff.co.nz

Lobster slaughter methods causing significant pain and distress, Animal Law Society says

Lobster slaughter methods causing significant pain and distress, Animal Law Society says
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Lobsters experience significant pain and distress when chilled and boiled alive, according to research presented as part of a complaint about commercial slaughter practices.

The body of evidence has been gathered by the New Zealand Animal Law Society, which has complained about commercial slaughter practices to regulators.

The association lodged the complaint with the Regulations Review Committee on June 29, and says that the minimum standards under the code of welfare for commercial slaughter of lobsters are based on out-of-date scientific research.

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