The first conclusive evidence of pain perception in fish is said to have been found by UK scientists.
The “conclusive evidence”? Well, it's that fish not only react to harmful stimuli (which might just be a “simple reflex response”) but behave differently afterwards. Uh huh. So does a computer, guys. Heck, so does a refrigerator.
Let's hope this doesn't answer Alan Forrester's shark question, but we have a horrible feeling it might. Has the world gone insane?
No. It always has been insane. That's why it needs setting to rights.
In related news, the BBC also reported: Plants avoid worst Corus cuts. Ouch! We don't blame them. Those Corus cuts are the worst.