Octopuses and lobsters have feelings – include them in sentience bill, urge MPs

Octopuses and lobsters have feelings – include them in sentience bill, urge MPs

Group argues some invertebrates are extremely intelligent and should be protected from suffering

Octopuses and lobsters have feelings and should be included in the animal sentience bill, a group of Conservative MPs has said.

The influential Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation (CAWF), which counts Carrie Johnson and the environment minister Lord Goldsmith as patrons, has been meeting with the government to ask them to recognise the sentience of invertebrates.

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