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Petition to include cephalopods as protected species in the US


Blue Ring
Moderator (Staff)
Jun 17, 2014
The attached petition was sent to the Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC) mailing list yesterday. I am not an author or part of this but I thought the community would be interested to read it and be aware of it. As far as I can ascertain any changes to their protected status would only be in a research setting and would bring the US into line with a large part of the global research community which already protects cephalopods in research. There was a huge panic when the EU protected them but in reality, research still goes on, it is just more mindful and more ethical now with genuine oversight.




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