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View Poll Results: Do you go fishing?? And do you think fish can feel pain??
No I do not fish and Do think fish can feel pain 9 56.25%
No I do not fish and Do not think fish can feel pain 0 0%
Yes I fish and Do think fish can feel pain 4 25.00%
Yes I fish and Do not think fish can feel pain 3 18.75%
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-26-2010, 02:39 PM
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I've never really been a fan of fishing, or any "sport" that thrives on needlessly capturing or killing animals. Even if they can't feel pain in the same way we do, I still think it's horrible to inflict terror and fear on animals for pleasure. People may argue about whether or not a fish knows "pain" or simply "stimuli", but there can be no doubt that it fears death.

"Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realized, 'I am killing him—all for the passing pleasure it brings me.' And something inside me clicked. I realized as I watched him fight for breath, that his life was as important to him as mine is to me."
-Paul McCartney

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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I e-mailed my biology professor who studies fundulus and killifish what he thought. He said:

"I would say that fish experience pain in a fundamentally similar way to how we do. Their central nervous system is strongly homologous to ours, with a major difference of fish don't have a cerebral cortex like mammals. The same neurotransmitters, receptors and cells are present. Most ichthyologists today would agree with my view, although differences might appear over the meaning of words."



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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 10:12 AM
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This is a good article about pain and fish

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 10:41 PM
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Interesting article.
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