A new study on whether or not decapod crustaceans and cephalopods are sentient found that yes, they do indeed have the ability to have feelings.
It’s pretty strange, when you think about it, that we routinely throw live lobsters into boiling pots of water. Yes, they’re delicious, and yes, their flesh is full of bacteria that rapidly multiplies soon after they’re dead, but still. Boiling a lobster alive seems… cruel. Especially when they’re screaming, even though that’s apparently just air whistling through the shell. Anyway, it turns out that we’ve been seriously torturing these creatures for a long time now, because, according to the UK government, they’re sentient.