The report of experts from the London School of Economics looked at 300 scientific studies to evaluate evidence of sense, and they concluded that cephalopods (such as octopuses, cuttlefish, and cuttlefish) and decapods (such as crabs, lobsters, and crayfish) should be treated as sentient beings.
Vertebrates, animals with a backbone, being already classified as sentient in new animal welfare legislation currently for discussion in The United Kingdom.
Learning more over cephalopods and decapods
The report used eight different ways to measure awareness, including learning ability, possession of pain receptors, connections between pain receptors and certain areas of the brain, response to anesthetics of painkillers, and behavior including the in balancing threat against possibility for reward and protection against injury of threat.
It found “very strong” evidence of feeling in octopods and “strong” evidence in most scratch. For other animals in these two groups, such as squid, squid and lobsters, found the evidence was substantial but not strong.
However, the report said that these different degrees of evidence reflected differences in the amount of attention die different animals have been given by scientists.
“Scientific attention is focused on some (animals) rather than others for reasons: of practical convenience (e.g. which animals are good to keep) in labs) and geography (for example, which species are? available where a laboratory is located). Because of this situation, we think it would be inappropriate to restrict protection to specific orders of cephalopods, of to specific infra orders of ten-legged,” the report said.
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