Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 April 2010

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199551200

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Do Fish Feel Pain?

Victoria Braithwaite

  • Reveals how scientists are discovering that fish are more intelligent and more responsive than we have been inclined to believe.
  • Argues that the latest scientific evidence suggests that we should widen to fish the protection currently given to birds and mammals.
  • Victoria Braithwaite is one of the key scientists working on the subject. She was one of a team who demonstrated, several years ago and to wide media attention, that fish have specialized pain receptors. Here, she explores the philosophical and ethical issues in an accessible and balanced way.
  • Avoids polemic, seeking instead to encourage debate over how the fishing and angling industries may respond to improve the treatment of fish.

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