Detailed study of American University serves as a support for all practitioners of the sport of fishing.
Fish can feel pain? This question, which for long has provoked controversy and heated debates, being used by groups that seek to attack the image of fishing as a sport, now seems to be resolved.
A detailed study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin, in the United States, and first published in the journal Fish and Fisheries, and in other vehicles around the world, showed that these animals are incapable of experiencing pain, even when caught with hook and fights on the edge of the line.
This is because the fish don’t have brain structure, not enough nerve endings which make it possible to experience sensations of pain. According to the ezinesports.com, when the animal struggles after being hooked, he’s just reacting to unconscious way and not suffering.
To reach that conclusion were conducted research which entered needles, bee venom and acid in specimens of rainbow trout.
“Despite huge injections of substances that cause severe pain in human beings – the trout did not show that feeling – it is highly unlikely that a fish can feel pain,” said Jim Rose, study leader and professor of zoology and physiology of the institution.
Despite these conclusions the study did point to point out that the fish deserve to be treated with respect, something that every true fan of fishing already know by heart.