Sunday, 12 May 2019

Should Intelligence Get in the Way of Making Money?

Concerns have been raised about plans to 'farm' octopus species for human consumption, as is currently done for fish ( The octopus is a mollusc and, lacking a backbone, receives minimal welfare protection (only one species, Octopus vulgaris, is protected along with rats and mice in animal experimentation). The octopus has, however, a relatively large brain and tests have revealed their relative intelligence. It seems likely that these animals would 'suffer' under fish farming conditions (being crowded into a relatively featureless environment and supplied with food but minimal stimulation).

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