Can fish really feel pain? This age-old debate has finally been settled.
Fishing has been a way of life for many and a sustaining resource for thousands of years. These creatures that provide so much for the human race have been at the center of more than one debate.
A team of international scientists have been tackling the issue of whether fish can feel pain or not, an age-old question.
Scientists have concluded that since fish do not have a brain system or enough sensory receptors in the nerve cells they can’t experience any kind of suffering.
According to the research, the fish do not even suffer when they are hooked and fighting back. While they may struggle, this doesn’t necessarily mean they are in pain. In the experiments, large injects of acid or bee venom that would cause severe pain in humans showed “little effect” in these fish.
Fish also resumed normal activities within minutes of being injected, including being caught and released which leads to the conclusion that it is very improbable that fish of any kind can experience pain.