Shellfish Remember and Avoid Pain
The presumption has been that crustaceans cannot experience pain and
thus there is no protection for these animals. However, the results of a
study carried out by researchers at Queen's University in Ireland
indicate that shellfish are capable of consciously experiencing and
remembering pain. The study involved hermit crabs who upon subjected to
small electric shocks moved out of shells they inhabited so as to escape
the sensation and later acted to avoid it.
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Crabs sense and remember pain
It seems that humans need a reason in order not to exploit God's
animals, when our sacred duty as stewards of God's Creation should be
enough. It is great, however, that science is helping humans understand
more about the wonderful creatures God loves.
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