Lobster Liberation Front

The Lobster Liberation Front (LLF) is an animal legal campaign that first appeared on the coasts of Dorset in 2004, later spreading to Wales, [1]Scotland, [2] and some European countries. [3] [4] [5] Their method is to drop the lobster in live storage and sabotage lobster pots or fishing boats.


The Group uses the same conductor resistance model Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), which consists of small, independent, secret cells acting independently. A cell can consist of just one person.

The LLF consider boiling lobsters alive (the traditional method of cooking them) unacceptable, and use direct action to prevent it. As Lobster has a rudimentary nervous system, the LLF think they feel pain and thus cook them is unnecessarily cruel. [6] This was challenged by a Norwegian study released in 2005, indicating that lobsters can not feel pain because of their reduced capacity nervous. [7] A 2007 British study contradicts this conclusion, which suggests that crustaceans feel pain, and that pain response is vital for any organism’s survival. [8]

direct actions


In March, the village of Worth Matravers, Dorset directed at individuals two wrecked a fisherman’s boat and set free lobster. The actions were reported to the Southern Animal Rights Coalition sent anonymously by LLF. [9] Shortly after this measure was one thousand pounds worth of damage in June when it was predicted activists targeted a fisherman Potts in Cardigan and Crymych, Wales. [1]


Measures have since been reported Bite Back magazine from LLF, claiming the liberation of lobster and sabotage of fishing property in Italy and Sweden in 2005, and Turkey. [3] [4] [5] A year later, there were also a large number of fisherman’s pots damaged in Stranraer, Scotland, with graffiti left on the site, enter the group had carried out the attacks. [2]


  1. ^ Jump up to: ab “lobster pot sabotage the investigation”, BBC News , 24 June 2004.
  2. ^ Jump up to: ab “Lobster Liberation claims probed,” BBC News on 30 March 2006.
  3. ^ Jump up to: ab “bite back Magazine”. Retrieved and 31 May 2015.
  4. ^ Jump up to: ab “bite back Magazine”. Retrieved and 31 May 2015.
  5. ^ Jump up to: ab Untitled-1
  6. Jump up ^ “Lobster Liberation – Lobsters are fascinating animals”, SARC
  7. Jump up ^ “Scientists say lobsters feel no pain,” Unlimited 8 February 2005.
  8. Jump up ^ sample, Ian. “Blow for fans of boiled lobster: crustaceans feel pain, study says,” The Guardian, November 8, 2007.
  9. Jump up ^ “Activists” “war” to save the lobsters, ” BBC News 30 July, 2004.