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August 01, 2020 - Animals Asia

5 amazing facts that'll change the way you think about fish

5 amazing facts that'll change the way you think about fish
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Fish are amazing animals who experience the world in many ways that are similar to us. Their capacity to suffer and experience emotion has been long overlooked, but research is revealing more and more why these animals deserve our care and consideration. Discover for yourself...

While we might not be able to read pain on a fish's face, the evidence is increasingly clear that they experience a range of emotions including fear, joy, relaxation and playfulness. We know that fish have receptors to feel pain, experience stress when they are confined and, like us, try to avoid frightening events. So when a fish is dragged out of water by a metal hook that has pierced his mouth it causes him significant pain and stress.

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