Letter: Hunting the lobster
Wednesday 28 July 1999
Mr Rees may find that his distinction between vertebrates and invertebrates is based on wishful thinking. I note that Julie Roxburgh, of the Shellfish Network (letter, 27 July) says of lobsters and crabs: "There is at present no process of killing these creatures that does not cause them pain and distress."
I suspect that if shellfish were gathered by specially trained dogs followed by red-faced men on horseback, New Labour might consider a Bill to ban lobster-coursing.
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