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mk  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fish Feel Pain. Now What?

Yes, I bet it feels awful conducting those experiments; but consider that if people are to change laws around the treatment of fish, they must be convinced first. As crazy as it sounds, those fish might suffer so that others do less.

For any of us that eat fish that we haven’t caught, we ask others to do as much on our behalf.

_refugee_  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That is a very fair point, and the other side of the issue which I hadn't considered. It's just hard to read about these experiments, honestly. Hard to read about them and feel good about humans.

rd95  ·  186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If it helps at all, ideally speaking, these days experiments are much more controlled to minimize as much animal suffering as possible. The regulations and enforcement aren't flawless, but it's genuine progress.