No! Don't eat them! I meant "free" as in "let go!" Stop! Stop, you barbarians!
I have no problems with England banning fox hunting and would like to see stronger laws protecting wildlife, pets, and livestock. However, I'm not sure how you avoid the slippery slope when it comes to lobsters. Lobsters are too close to roaches for me to even consider worrying about them (and I'm sure some nut would call me a murderer for stepping on a roach).
The Arrogant Worms' song "Carrot Juice is Murder" begs the question that if we deem the life of a bug to be sacred, how can we thoughtlessly slaughter innocent vegetables? "Don't think that they don't have feelings/Just 'cuz a radish can't scream!"