Crustacean Compassion is an animal welfare organisation dedicated to the humane treatment of decapod crustaceans (animals such as crabs, lobsters, prawns and langoustines). Our work is grounded in scientific evidence and ethical reasoning. We welcome good practice in the food industry and do not campaign against the use of decapod crustaceans as food. We believe that all sentient creatures deserve humane treatment, determined by the needs of their species. We raise public awareness of the sentience of decapod crustaceans; we work with industry to implement changes to their practices; and we put pressure on the Government to make the necessary changes to the law.
We engage with legislators and policy makers to strengthen and enforce animal welfare law and policy; we work to persuade and enable companies to sell higher welfare products across their shellfish product ranges; and we seek to educate both the public and policy makers on the science of decapod crustacean sentience and on their humane treatment and care.