Switzerland Just Made It Illegal To Boil Live Lobsters

January 18, 2018
Boiling live lobsters has been a common practice for years, but Switzerland is hoping to put an end to it. The country passed a new law last week which requires lobsters to be stunned before cooked. The lobsters will also now have to be kept in a natural environment as apposed to freezing water or ice. https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/953062517445505024 The new legislation will come into effect in March of 2018. This law comes after researchers found that crustaceans might actually feel pain. A study back in 2013 found that crabs chose to avoid electric shock, suggesting they can in fact feel pain. Via Barstool