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Reality TV causes untold sufferingReality TV causes untold suffering
The recent craze for reality TV shows such as "Survivor" and "I'm almost a celebrity please, please get me on telly" is being blamed for a sharp increase in reported cases of insect abuse.
Pregnant aphid drowned - can you help?Pregnant aphid drowned - can you help?
A pregnant aphid has been found drowned in a quarry near Canterbury with a heavy weight attached to her neck.
Beetles forced to eat excrement to surviveBeetles forced to eat excrement to survive
Beetles in remote parts of Africa are suffering from such severe food shortages that they can survive only by eating other creatures excrement, claims a report into appalling levels of beetle hardship on the continent.
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Frequently asked questions about insects. If you can't find the answer to your question here, be sure to contact us and we'll be happy to help.

Q. Are prawns, lobsters, and other shellfish protected by the SPCI?

A. Unfortunately not. These poor creatures fall under the RSPCA's jurisdiction. However we are unsure how much protection these animals can reasonably expect from them, given that the only reference to lobsters on the RSPCA website is their cooking instructions.

Q. If I cut a worm in half will I get two worms?

A. No!! You will most likely get two dead pieces of worm. Although worms can in some cases regrow their tail segments if lost, in no case will the tail segment grow into a new worm. Cruel experiments to confirm this fact SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED.