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New research, has been radically shifting the way that scientists think about fish cognition, building a case that fish and humans are not nearly as different as many assume.
“The neurochemistry is so similar that it’s scary,” said Julian Pittman, a professor at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Troy University in Alabama, where he is working to develop new medications to treat depression, with the help of tiny zebrafish. We tend to think of them as simple organisms, “but there is a lot we don’t give fish credit for.”
Study after study shows how fish are defying aquatic stereotypes: some fish use tools, others can recognize individual faces.
“One of the things we’re finding that fish are naturally curious and seek novel things out,” said Dr. Braithwaite. In other words, your goldfish is probably bored. To help ward off depression, she urges introducing new objects to the tank or switching up the location of items.(Better yet,they should not be pets. Leave them in their natural environment!)
Fish are social animals, similar to humans and other mammals .People who eat fish, or meat, should be aware they are ‘causing the death of an animal who is sentient, who has experiences, interests’. Dr Hawkins said the study also added to the growing body of evidence that fish should not be viewed as lesser animals.
“I think if you are going to think it’s okay to eat any animal, then you have to realise what you are doing,” she said.You are causing the death of an animal who is sentient, who has experiences, interests.”
It is a “ tragic conflict” that the evidence “to make people sit up and think” about fish has come from a study that involved animal suffering.
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