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People prefer to believe that fish do not feel pain but they very much do. Increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, adrenaline rush, writhing, gasping – fish display similar signs to humans when under stress and faced with dangerous situations. Fish feel pain out of biological necessity, just as all mammals do. They possess a brain, central nervous system and pain receptors all over their bodies. Without the ability to feel pain they would not survive. They also produce enkephalins and endorphins, chemicals known to counter pain in humans. Scientific reports from around the world substantiate these basic realities and, thereby, underscore the cruelty and suffering inherent in the catching and killing of fish. 

Source: Animal Aid
Photo: Occupy For Animals

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Author: Animal Force

Animal rights activist

4 thoughts on “People prefer to believe that fish do not feel pain but they very much do. Increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, adrenaline rush, writhing, gasping – fish display similar signs to humans when under stress and faced with dangerous situations. Fish feel pain out of biological necessity, just as all mammals do. They possess a brain, central nervous system and pain receptors all over their bodies. Without the ability to feel pain they would not survive. They also produce enkephalins and endorphins, chemicals known to counter pain in humans. Scientific reports from around the world substantiate these basic realities and, thereby, underscore the cruelty and suffering inherent in the catching and killing of fish. 

Source: Animal Aid
Photo: Occupy For Animals

  1. I had never thought about it quite like this. Thanks a lot for sharing this, it’s making me feel even more compassion for fish on this saturday morning. Thank you for that.

  2. We shared a link to your post on our facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/TheAnimalSpirits

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