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Updated 21 February 2013

Do fish feel?

We place fish on the hierarchy of sentience somewhere above slugs. But research on fish responses and learning suggests we've seriously underestimated them.

We place fish on the hierarchy of sentience somewhere above slugs, and feel better about eating them than we do birds and mammals. But research on fish behaviour and learning suggests we've seriously underestimated them.

All of which makes it easier to conclude that they're nothing like us, and feel nothing. Or nothing much. 

 
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