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February 11, 2021 - LiveKindly

Do Fish Feel Pain? New Welfare Standards Focus on Aquatic Animals.

Do Fish Feel Pain? New Welfare Standards Focus on Aquatic Animals.
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The Aquatic Life Institute (ALI) is defining aquatic animal welfare for the first time ever, answering key questions about their quality of life and finally putting to rest the question, ‘Do fish feel pain?’ Spoiler alert: Yes.

According to the ALI, aquatic animal welfare is a “highly neglected” issue. Approximately 100 billion marine creatures are farmed annually and experience what the institute refers to as “high-suffering” conditions.

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