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It's official - fish do feel pain

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#1    Althalus


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Posted 30 April 2003 - 01:47 PM

                                                  LONDON (Reuters) - Anglers take note -- scientists say that after years of debate, they now have proof that fish feel pain.

Animal activists are on the warpath after a study released on Wednesday showed how rainbow trout react to discomfort.

They condemned fishing as cruel and demanded an end to the sport -- but anglers themselves dismissed the study.

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Posted 30 April 2003 - 07:33 PM

                                                  Dammit...I knew they didn't like it when I'd hook up those little minnies  I used to catch those big mouth bass. I kinda had the feeling that the bass didn't like it either. You know, I'll bet the worms didn't like the hook either.
I heard lobsters and star fish don't feel pain, something to do with not having a centralized brain. I look at pain as a signal to get the heck away from whatever is causing the pain its a self preservation thing. Its like when a kitten gets hurt and runs away. Its not running away from us its running away from the pain it feels.
My Bear ran away three years ago. His brother, his 1/2 sister his mother and Tina kinda gave up on him. Not me, unless I see a body he ain't dead.                                                  

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Posted 30 April 2003 - 08:39 PM

                                                  Dan, do you have any pics of Bear?  id love to see what that fella looked like-  especially since he's made such a mark on you.                                                    

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Posted 30 April 2003 - 09:39 PM

                                                  Yes I do Damian and thank you for recognizing how I feel about my little guy. Tina and I have a special bond with our animals we've had them for many years. Tina's horse once lived in our basement but I had to put my foot down. We, just last year, built her a beautiful barn. I brused two ribs and hurt my liver comming down a ladder (fast), got several nails in my hands and feet, many many large splinters and various other cuts bruses and abrasions building that barn. But I certainly put my foot down. Cinnamon Girl does not live in our basement any longer.  laugh.gif
I would like to submit a picture of my family and I will soon.                                                  

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Posted 01 May 2003 - 07:02 AM

                                                  I think they can feel pain, but not in the sense that humans do. Study was probably sponsored by an animal rights organization.                                                  

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Posted 01 May 2003 - 10:06 AM

                                                  hi Skep!

Study was carried out by PETA, for a more balanced view try


darn it....linkie not working but it did mention that the PETA study was based on RSPCA documents 20 years old                                                  

Edited by albaqwerty, 01 May 2003 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted 01 May 2003 - 10:26 AM

                                                  where is doctor doolittle when you need him....                                                  

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Posted 01 May 2003 - 04:52 PM

                                                  what a los of cobblers! isnt it obvious that fish experience pain?? Cant believe its taken al this time to muster that suggestion.... mad.gif                                                  

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