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Chefs in the United Kingdom may soon have to [charge / change] their cooking methods. They will no longer be able to [boil / boiling] seafood alive. The U.K. government is looking at research that [rejects / accepts] that sea life like lobsters, octopuses and crabs [feel / feeling] pain. The studies could change how people treat and kill these creatures. The research is [partner / part] of the UK's Animal Welfare Bill. This recognizes that [whole / all] animals with a spine are "sentient beings". Being "sentient" [meaning / means] being able to feel things [like / likely] pain, distress and joy. Researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE) looked [on / at] 300 different studies to reach their conclusion that octopuses, squid, cuttlefish, crabs, lobsters and crayfish [have / do] feelings.

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

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