Speed Reading — Lobsters and Pain - Level 1 — 300 wpm

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Chefs may have to change how they cook seafood. They will have to stop boiling it alive. New research on animal welfare shows that sea creatures like lobsters and crabs feel pain. The research says they are "sentient beings". This means they feel things like pain, distress and joy. Researchers at the London School of Economics looked at 300 different studies. They concluded that octopuses, squid, cuttlefish, crabs, lobsters and crayfish have feelings.

A researcher of animal sentience commented on the research. He said some sea creatures experience pain more than others. He said the new law means restaurants must change the way they treat and kill sea creatures. They must stop boiling lobsters alive. He also said people need training, so they know how to kill sea creatures without hurting them. The U.K. government said it has very strong protections for animals.

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