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RodneyA

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Do oysters feel pain?
« on: 04/03/2009 05:30:03 »
RodneyA asked the Naked Scientists:
   G'day Chris,

I listen to the naked scientist podcast and really enjoy it.

You may have been asked this question before. Do oysters feel pain?

Regards,

Rodney
What do you think?


 

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« Reply #3 on: 20/12/2009 03:01:16 »
What a ridiculous response!  They feel pain.  Then, to go on and talk about how it's debatable whether fish feel pain.....  absolutely wrong!  Fish have a nervous system and of course they feel pain.  Fish have feelings and preferences just like people and other animals.  Science has shown they can remember a lesson they learned 4 months ago.  They also have strong family and social bonds.  
 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/12/2009 22:06:36 »
yes the vegan knows all

go lick a tree
 

Christina

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« Reply #5 on: 13/03/2010 14:50:04 »
What's the matter? Does the truth hurt? Awww poor baby. Fish have feelings.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 30/03/2010 05:38:27 »
Smart vegans do not know how to read the question. It was... do oysters feel pain...if they have no brain this is a logical question.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 01/07/2011 12:12:17 »
I am a vegan. I do occasionally eat oysters and mussels as I think that since they do not have a face it is not so bad.
I do feel a bit guilty for it though, cause as some said... what do we know? We do not know if they have some system that makes them suffer and agonise.
I think societies have to evolve, and will do, toward a more compassionate and caring ways towards animals. They should be treated as our own babies
 

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« Reply #8 on: 07/05/2012 06:32:37 »
Yvonne; you're not a vegan. You might mostly eat vegan, but by definition, if you eat mussels and oysters, blah blah blah,  you're not one. Deal with it.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 07/05/2012 06:36:42 »
Yvonne, now i read you more closely; what you are is a troll of course
 

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« Reply #10 on: 22/11/2012 21:40:09 »
If you eat oysters, you are not a vegan, full stop.  It doesn't matter whether oysters feel pain or not.  Vegans are not supposed to eat any animal products, period.  No, oysters probably don't feel pain, but you are still eating an animal.  You would be fulfilling your wish to not cause animal suffering, but still, you are not a vegan if you eat oysters.  It's like someone claiming she is a virgin because her hymen wasn't broken, but she had oral/anal sex.  
 

No more cruel and unethical science.

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« Reply #11 on: 11/09/2016 19:42:50 »
Stop cruelty for science.
 

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