Can fish really feel pain

  title={Can fish really feel pain},
  author={J. D. Rose and R. Arlinghaus and S. Cooke and B. K. Diggles and W. Sawynok and E. D. Stevens and C. Wynne},
  journal={Fish and Fisheries},
  • J. D. Rose, R. Arlinghaus, +4 authors C. Wynne
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Fish and Fisheries
  • We review studies claiming that fish feel pain and find deficiencies in the methods used for pain identification, particularly for distinguishing unconscious detection of injurious stimuli (nociception) from conscious pain. Results were also frequently misinterpreted and not replicable, so claims that fish feel pain remain unsubstantiated. Comparable problems exist in studies of invertebrates. In contrast, an extensive literature involving surgeries with fishes shows normal feeding and activity… CONTINUE READING

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