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Fish [are] 'capable of feeling pain'

Authors:

Randerson, James

Publication Date:

April 30, 2003

Abstract:

Reports scientific studies showing that fish have pain receptors in their mouths and that they are capable of feeling pain or 'prolonged discomfort' when hooked. Until now, the common assumption has been that fish feel nothing. This information means that 'catch and release' fishing amounts to little more than tormenting living creatures for fun, which most people would find immoral, when expressed this way.

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