Most people still regard fish as very simple beings that react mainly
on instinct and feel little. However, new studies show that the nine-spined
stickleback found in streams across Europe has a human-like ability to
learn. Scientist from St. Andrews University found in tests that 75
percent of sticklebacks were clever enough to know from watching others
that a feeder in a tank was rich in food, even though they had
previously got little from it themselves.
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Fish can learn despite small brains
All beings were created by God with their own instincts, desires and
abilities. Fish are no exception. As children of God and stewards of
God's Creation we should show compassion and mercy to fish regardless of
their degree of intelligence. However, thanks to these new findings,
hopefully more people will decide to leave fish aside from their diets.
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