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Prawns Do Feel Pain, Say Scientists

PrawnsAn investigation into a contentious kitchen debate has reached its unpalatable conclusion: lobsters feel pain.

Robert Elwood, an expert in animal behaviour, set about finding an answer by daubing acetic acid on to the antennae of 144 prawns.

Immediately, the creatures began grooming and rubbing the affected antenna, a response Professor Elwood says is "consistent with an interpretation of pain experience".

The same pain sensitivity is likely to be shared by lobsters, crabs and other crustaceans, the researchers believe.

Source: The Age
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