Mon, 27 March 2023
A new proposal by an aquaculture company to farm octopuses is raising concerns among animal activists, conservationists, and scientists about whether it is right to farm octopuses for the purpose of food. The company proposes that farming octopus will help reduce trawling practices and provide the cultural demand for octopus as certain places around the world eat octopus as part of their culture; however, others are worried about the ethical and physical problems that might arise from the farming octopus. Octopuses are sentinel beings that have been documented as feeling pain. They are also territorial animals so one would think that it would be difficult to put more than one animal in the same tank. I am going to explore the many aspects surrounding the question of whether Can Octopuses be farmed?
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