10 daily cites Steneck in report on lobsters left in closed restaurant tanks

10 daily, an Australian news site, quoted Robert Steneck, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Maine, in the article, “Lobsters left to die in restaurant tanks spur animal cruelty complaints.” The RSPCA, a community-based charity providing animal care and protection services in Australia, is outraged after lobsters were left in the display tanks of a closed restaurant, sparking a discussion about how crustaceans are covered by animal cruelty laws, according to the article. Whether lobsters feel pain like vertebrates do is still disputed, 10 daily reported. As Steneck recently told The Guardian about lobsters, he is “not convinced they feel pain” and there is “no compelling case” that he’s seen that suggests they do, the article states.