"News that the world's first commercial octopus farm is closer to
becoming reality has been met with dismay by scientists and
conservationists. They argue such intelligent "sentient" creatures -
considered able to feel pain and emotions - should never be commercially
reared for food.
Playing with a Giant Pacific Octopus is part of Stacey Tonkin's job.
When she lifts the lid on the tank to feed the creature known as DJ -
short for Davy Jones - he often scoots out from his cave to see her and
stick his arms on the glass. That's if he's in a good mood. Octopuses
live to be about four - so, at one year old, she says that he's the
equivalent of a teenager."'
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "hell, no; what next - gorilla goulash?"
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