Trout feel no pain.

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#4
Its only a matter of time before someone will probably come along with proof that they can't be terrorized. Then I'll have to be happy about merely "participating in their education."
After that, someone will say that because of their pea-sized brain, they can't be educated, but only "conditioned."
Apparently some trout get so lazy that some folks feel the need to "exercise" 'em. Well, if they feel no pain, then how can they possibly gain from that?

All this BS is really confusing. I think I'll just go fishing and forget about it!:confused:
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#10
This is kind'a old news. An article appeared in Field & Stream, at least 10 years ago, that indicated the same results from a scientific study.

The fish do not feel pain as much as the need to escape. Their brains have a large fear area and a pretty danged small pain area.

There's always those who believe that a fish must feel pain the same as humans so someone comes up with something like "you see how it feels to have a hook in YOUR mouth"... which is idiotic because a fish does not have a human brain nor the same senses. Of course it could be those who believe that fish feel pain the same as humans may have the same mental capacity of a gold fish.
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#12
Jim, you have it back-asswards.... PETA believes fish DO feel pain so they claim we are torturing the fish just to let them go so the fish can be caught and tortured again. PETA is against catch and release because, based on their assumption, that fish feel pain the same as humans... and that is absolutely incorrect.
 
#13
This is kind'a old news. An article appeared in Field & Stream, at least 10 years ago, that indicated the same results from a scientific study.

The fish do not feel pain as much as the need to escape. Their brains have a large fear area and a pretty danged small pain area.

There's always those who believe that a fish must feel pain the same as humans so someone comes up with something like "you see how it feels to have a hook in YOUR mouth"... which is idiotic because a fish does not have a human brain nor the same senses. Of course it could be those who believe that fish feel pain the same as humans may have the same mental capacity of a gold fish.
And probably as much metal stuck in their lips, tongue, face and ears as you'd find in one of my saltwater fly boxes.

Proper response would be, "Why stick a hook in my lip? You've already got half a dozen in your face."
 

Dipnet

The wanted posters say Tim Hartman
#15
And probably as much metal stuck in their lips, tongue, face and ears as you'd find in one of my saltwater fly boxes.
That reminds me of a time when a bunch of us were returning from a climbing trip.

We were going to drop off one of our group at his Seattle home when we were stopped at a downtown intersection. A young guy with lip rings, nose rings, ear rings and who knows what else piercing other parts of his anatomy walked through the crosswalk in front of us. One of my buddies said "Oh shit, look at that poor sucker! Looks like he fell face-first into his tackle box!!!" ;)