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Crustacean Compassion

Campaigning for the humane treatment of crabs, lobsters and other decapod crustaceans in the UK

Despite overwhelming evidence that decapod crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, prawns, & crayfish) are capable of experiencing pain, every year millions of these animals are boiled alive, cut up alive, mailed live in the post... the list goes on. Find out who we are and why we’re working to get these sentient animals protected.


Find out more about Crustacean Compassion’s mission, our approach, and our partners.

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Learn about what’s happening in our campaign right now, and what we’ve achieved in the past. 

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Take action now to get these vulnerable animals protected in UK animal welfare legislation.

Latest News

Read our latest news, blogs, and updates.

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Read this month's blog to find out all about the government's review of decapod sentience which is due for release soon!

Animal welfare laws around the world are being updated... So what changes have taken place, and why aren't the UK keeping up?


Browse all our blogs and news updates.