A researcher in animal behaviour recommends people kill their lobsters before cooking them, after extensive research suggests crustaceans can feel pain. Robert Elwood, professor emeritus of animal behaviour at Queen's University in Northern Ireland, has spent more than a decade researching the issue. "They show all indicators of it being pain, so although I can't say if lobsters experience pain ... there's always an element of doubt," Elwood said.
The Swiss government's recent ban on boiling lobsters alive may have had some Maritimers chuckling, but one researcher said there's merit to the move, and that it's "very likely" lobsters feel pain. Robert Elwood, professor emeritus of animal behaviour at Queen's University in Northern Ireland, has spent more than a decade researching the issue. He said there's no easy answer, but he believes it's "very likely" lobsters and other crustaceans can feel pain.
A P.E.I. dietitian is encouraging people to stick with their New Year's resolution of losing weight by doing away with the scale. Bethany Vessey, a registered dietitian since 2010, and has been scale-less in the past year and took to Facebook on Monday in the hopes others will do the same. "Just get rid of it. Throw it out," she said. "Because if it's there and especially if it's a person that has a habit of weighing themselves on a regular basis, it's going to be a struggle."
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Selecting a term
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