5 thoughts on “Fish Feel Pain. Now What?

  1. Wrong. The balance of evidence proves fish do not feel pain. I’m talking real science, fact. Citing outdated farcical studies funded by animal liberationists doesn’t count as science or fact. It’s the same quasi science we hear from climate change deniers. The real scientist and neurologists unequivocally state fish don’t feel pain.

  2. IMO this is another example of “research” whose methodology is designed to reach a pre-determined conclusion; that fish feel pain that way humans do and therefore fishing should be banned. Why else would a researcher inject acid via a needle into a fish? That is far different than a hook that has no chemicals or other irritants on it. If you stuck me with a needle and also injected acid, it would be far worse than just sticking me with a needle. It is abundantly clear that the “researcher” wanted to make sure the fish reacted at once and would be in discomfort for a period of time, thus providing the desired “conclusion”. Talk about fake news……..

    1. Fish never would have evolved if they felt pain. Injecting trout with bee venom is the perfect example of how they tolerate pain for survival – the opposite of humans. In other words, trout eat bees and spiders, while other fish eat crawfish, oysters, razor clams, etc. Feeling pain would mean these fish don’t eat.

    2. I also thought this was interesting. My takeaway is that yes, fish feel pain in their bodies internally when injected with a poison/acid, but clearly the act of just pricking them in the lips had no impact. And so for our purposes, hooking a fish in the lips seems harmless and taking it out of the water isn’t (but we knew that) :

      “In another study, rainbow trout that received injections of acetic acid in their lips began to breathe more quickly, rocked back and forth on the bottom of the tank, rubbed their lips against the gravel and the side of the tank, and took more than twice as long to resume feeding as fish injected with benign saline. Fish injected with both acid and morphine also showed some of these unusual behaviors, but to a much lesser extent, whereas fish injected with saline never behaved oddly.”

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