Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Dis Aquat Organ. 2007 May 4;75(2):155-8.

The welfare of fish.

Author information

  • 1Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. george.iwama@acadiau.ca

Abstract

Our interactions with fish cover a wide range of activities including enjoying them as pets to consuming them as food. I propose that we confine the consideration of the welfare of fish to their physiology, and not join the discussion on whether fish can feel pain and suffering, as humans. A significant proportion of the papers on animal welfare center on whether non-human animals can feel pain, and suffer as humans. This is a question that never can be answered unequivocally. The premise of the present paper is that we have an ethical responsibility to respect the life and wellbeing of all organisms. Thus, we should concentrate on the behavioural, physiological, and cellular indicators of their well-being and attempt to minimize a state of stress in the animals that we have in our care or influence.

PMID:
17578254
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Inter-Research Science Center
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk