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RE: The Eatage of Fishness.

Posted on 2017.07.22 at 22:17
I try to avoid eating animals. I do believe that there is a need for some animal proteins in our rapacious consumption. I am an advocate of the limited eating of fish. I do believe, nevertheless, that fish do feel pain. I think it is obnoxious how most every other body tells me that fish feel no pain. Which is ridiculous. However, here is a recent study showing that, at least, fish experience pain differently. This is important, for what it is worth. No conclusions.

Do fish feel pain? Not as humans do, study suggests

As per usual, I am suspect. This means neither that I agree nor disagree. It amends my suspicion as to how fish feel pain - but they feel pain.


small_handfuls at 2017-07-23 06:11 (UTC) (Lien)

I have actually thought about this a lot. Back in my neuroscience days, pain was always a big topic of discussion.... I can believe that some insects with limited innervation do not feel pain, as far as we understand it, but I absolutely believe fish MUST feel pain if we are going by the "complexity model" -- makes it more distressing when you consider how lobsters are often boiled alive

((YEAH, I know lobsters are not fish, but the same principle applies, I think?))

where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2017-07-23 11:21 (UTC) (Lien)
I agree with your complexity model. But, knowing what pain another being has is is like trying to know what your pet wants, but you cannot because the pet does not talk.

When I see a bug struggling so much when it dies, or just turning away from danger, I think bugs have pain like ours. I don't know. I think they are smarter and more emotional than we believe them to be.

The thought of boiling lobsters always horrifies me.

But, we execute humans too, we savage primates.

btw - a movie I recently watched: "Food, Inc." Movie and DVD contains lots of insight into savage food industry.
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