Bruce Anderson

Boris’s ‘lobster law’ is ridiculous

  • From Spectator Life
The Prime Minister holds a pair of crabs, which will soon be classed as legally sentient (photo: Number 10)

Sometimes, there is only one conclusion to be drawn – that somehow, the calendar is stuck. Though days appear to pass, it is still April 1.

The latest example of April foolishness concerns shellfish. A Bill on animal rights is currently going through the House of Lords, and the government seems minded to accept an amendment which would acknowledge that crustaceans and molluscs are sentient beings and therefore must have rights.

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