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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The United Kingdom has confirmed what everybody who ugly cried during "My Octopus Teacher" already knew: Octopuses are sentient " capable, that is, of perceiving things like pain and pleasure. The country is adding an amendment to its Animal Welfare Sentience Bill to recognize creatures such as octopus, crabs, squids, and lobsters along with "all other decapod crustaceans and cephalopod molluscs" as sentient creatures, according to a press release from the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. The bill aims to ensure animal sentience is taken into account when developing government policy, and as such could inform debates around animal rights and dietary choices.



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This article is confusing. It switches back and forth between octopuses and octopus for the plural of octopus.

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-11-24 01:58 PM | Reply

Octopi is correct.

#2 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-11-24 07:05 PM | Reply

So they are smarter than Trumpers

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-11-24 07:16 PM | Reply

Crabs aren't that smart.

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2021-11-24 10:44 PM | Reply

"Crabs aren't that smart."

C'mon. How many millennia have they watched creatures walking forward. And they STILL choose walk side-to-side?!?

... plus, they taste sooooo good with melted butter ... .

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-11-24 11:21 PM | Reply

Takes too long to get to the meat for me

#6 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-11-24 11:30 PM | Reply

Just you watch same as idiots in our era condemn people hundreds of years ago for slave ownership future Generations will damn all of us for having ever consumed meat.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2021-11-25 12:11 AM | Reply

Meat sure beats tofu

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-11-25 12:18 AM | Reply

"Octopi is correct."

"Octopi" is wrong. Octopus comes from Greek, not Latin.

#9 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-11-25 09:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1


#10 | Posted by bruceaz at 2021-11-25 12:38 PM | Reply

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