Dr Jonathan Birch, a
at the LSE and a researcher on the Foundations of Animal Sentience Project, commented on the
. He said some sea creatures experienced
and had feelings more than others. He said the research showed strong
that octopuses and lobsters are sentient. He said the new
means the fishing, retail and restaurant industries must change the
they treat and kill these creatures. This means the end of inhumane practices like boiling lobsters
. He also said people should now be trained so they know how to kill these
humanely. The UK government said it has "
of the strongest protections in the
" for animals.