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Yes, Virginia, Crabs Likely Feel Pain, But They’re Still Delicious

Yes, Virginia, Crabs Likely Feel Pain, But They’re Still Delicious

| January 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

Prawns will rub themselves when dabbed with acid. And hermit crabs show stress-related behavior after getting shocked out of their shells. Now scientists find that British shore crabs can learn to avoid an electric shock — a key sign that crustaceans really do experience pain.

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