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Study Says Lobsters Feel Pain

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Study Says Lobsters Feel Pain

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Study Says Lobsters Feel Pain

Study Says Lobsters Feel Pain

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Put down the melted butter!

A new study concludes that crustaceans, like those tasty, succulent lobsters, likely do feel pain when you throw them into a pot of merrily boiling water.

Robert Elwood, a professor of animal behavior at Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland, and the co-author of a new study on crustaceans and pain published in the Journal of Animal Behavior, talks about the drama in the kitchen.

On our blog, we'll link to the study and a video on the humane way to cook a lobster. Hint: Kill it first.