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Shellfish Remember and Avoid Pain

The presumption has been that crustaceans cannot experience pain and thus there is no protection for these animals. However, the results of a study carried out by researchers at Queen's University in Ireland indicate that shellfish are capable of consciously experiencing and remembering pain. The study involved hermit crabs who upon subjected to small electric shocks moved out of shells they inhabited so as to escape the sensation and later acted to avoid it.

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It seems that humans need a reason in order not to exploit God's animals, when our sacred duty as stewards of God's Creation should be enough. It is great, however, that science is helping humans understand more about the wonderful creatures God loves.

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