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Make it unlawful to sell live lobsters in supermarkets and to boil them alive.

Submitted by Deirdre Watson on Thursday 3rd November 2022

Published on Wednesday 16th November 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 16th May 2023

Current Signatures: 80
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Tagged with

Cruel ~ level ~ Marine ~ Sell ~ Studies ~ supermarkets ~ Years

Petition Action

Make it unlawful to sell live lobsters in supermarkets and to boil them alive.

Petition Details

Lobsters do feel pain and suffer. They don't have automated nervous systems, but marine biologists suggest they feel every second of pain inflicted upon them before death. Studies show lobsters kept in tanks suffer from stress associated with confinement, low oxygen levels and overcrowding.

Additional Information

Supermarkets have been selling live lobsters for years. It's wrong and it needs to stop. Let's follow many other countries and make it unlawful to sell live lobsters in supermarkets and to boil them alive. It is extremely cruel, unethical and unnecessary.


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