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The lives of fish

It’s not uncommon for many people to adopt a “vegetarian” diet that includes fish. Fish are animals who are usually regarded as lower or inferior as the rest of farmed animals. However, more studies are shedding light into the lives of fish raising awareness about their complex lives.

"I never eat anyone I know personally. I wouldn't deliberately eat a grouper any more than I'd eat a cocker spaniel. They're so good-natured, so curious. You know, fish are sensitive, they have personalities, they hurt when they're wounded," said Dr. Sylvia Earle, one of the world's leading marine biologists.

There’s enough evidence that indicates fish are smart creatures, capable of feeling pain, with long-term memories, and complex social structures and behaviors.

To read more about these God’s animals please visit http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-braithwaite8oct08,0,7423086.story 

and http://www.fishinghurts.com/ 

Once we learn about the suffering of God’s animals it’s easier to empathize and object to participating in their exploitation. Millions of fish die every year at the hands of humans and many of them suffer painful and slow deaths. Fish should be included in our circle of compassion, thus honoring God’s creation.

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