I don't know about anyone else, but I like to fish. I don't consider it a crime. I fish for eating. People who fish for sport do hurt the fish, even when the let them back, but i don't think it would have any mental effect on the fish would it ( Not saying it still isn't a bad thing to do)? I mean don't fish have a memory of about ten seconds? I could be wrong, if anyone would correct me i would be glad.
A conclusion is only where we refuse to continue thinking.
While I am not going to argue the ethics of fishing, as it is a biologists duty to remain neutral on such matters, I will input here that while a fish's nervous system does have mechanoreceptors, and can feel the pressure of a hook in its mouth, it does NOT have nocireceptors, and therefore cannot feel pain.
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