15 Apr '17, 7am

Fish Have Friends, Study Finds (So Maybe Go Vegan and Stop Eating Them?)

Fish Have Friends, Study Finds (So Maybe Go Vegan and Stop Eating Them?)

If fish is the only part of your diet keeping you from going vegan, you may change your mind after reading about the latest research that says fish are social creatures capable of forming emotional bonds. The groundbreaking new study , published in the journal Nature, says fish, specifically the zebrafish, form social bonds and friendships similar to behaviors exhibited by humans and other mammals. Dr Penny Hawkins, head of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) research animals department, told The Independent that as a result of the findings, fish should not be viewed as lesser animals. “[If] you are going to think it’s okay to eat any animal, then you have to realize what you are doing,” she said. The researchers observed zebrafish who were exposed to a substance they secrete naturally when danger lurks. When alone (in laboratory tanks), the ...

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