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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Fish Feel Pain – 22 August 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Today I’m writing about the capacity of fish to feel pain, an inconvenient truth that most folks like to deny and to pretend doesn’t exist.

“Fish make vibratory sounds with various ‘calls’ that researchers have identified as communicating alarm and aggravation. They possess fully formed nervous systems as well as complex social behaviors. They are also capable of learning complicated tasks. British researchers discovered in 2003 that fish have the cerebral mechanisms to feel pain. As one animal activist put it, ‘Fish are not merely vegetables that can swim.’ It does seem all too convenient for commercial and sport fishers to declare that fish do not feel pain.” (From 101Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian by Pamela Rice, Sixth Edition)

When in doubt, it’s always better to err on the side of compassion. Go Vegan!

Also please visit: About bow fishing – “Fish: They feel pain, too!” 

“Do You Eat Fish?” 

“Fish in the News” 

“Fish Farms” 

“Fish Intelligence”

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