We believe that upholding the science and ethics behind crustacean sentience, and reflecting it in animal welfare legislation, can be achieved by any political party or leaders with the will to do so.

But with the 2019 General Election looming, we want to make it clear which of the political parties are currently standing up for crabs and lobsters, and which have not given them any representation in their manifestos or party policies.

We can't tell you who to vote for. But we can help you assess the facts.

Read more about why crustaceans should be included in the UK’s animal protection laws.


Crustacean Compassion is an apolitical organisation and provides this information solely for the purpose of summarising political party policies and position statements on the singular issue of legal entitlements for decapod crustaceans within the legislation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including its devolved legislatures, as interpreted by Crustacean Compassion. Readers should use this information as a guide only and confirm any statements herein directly with the mentioned parties or consult their local election candidates before making an informed choice on election day.

If you can provide evidence that this information is inaccurate, please contact us.

Contact us: campaigns@crustaceancompassion.org.uk

Crustacean Compassion is a limited company registered in England and Wales.

Registered number: 12980508

Registered office: 86-90 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE

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