Why do some people object to murdering and maiming animals or beautiful wild ducks with guns, then grab the rod and go fishing? If you did to a dog or cat what they do to fish, you'd be in shit up to your neck with the law. A fish is a vertebrate animal. It has a central nervous system just like you. Despite what some fuckwitted know it all fisherman will tell you, fish most certainly do feel pain, panic, fear, all the emotions. They are intelligent. Anyone who's kept tropical fish will tell you they can recognise individuals and don't trust strangers. Ok, lets go have a bit of harmless fun fishing. First you need live bait. It's better than lures or something dead that doesn't struggle because of the pain you've inflicted. So shove a barbed fish hook into a live yabby or worm. Be careful not to kill it, just torture the fuck out of it, because you need it to writhe in agony to fool the fish. Then hurl it out as far as you can into the water. Along comes the fish, sees the yabby in a bit of bother, and grabs it, expecting a tasty morsel. Instead it gets the barbed hook driven into its mouth, or down its throat. It immediately recoils from the pain, panics, and tries to escape, but the hook is designed by callous people to prevent that. So despite it's best efforts, it gets pulled out of the water, and the hook ripped from its mouth. Then it's chucked up the bank away from the water so it doesn't escape, where it slowly suffocates to death, as it jumps around in terrible pain until it's completely exhausted, and thankfully, at long last dies. Isn't it a pity that fish can't scream? That would really add to the fun and excitement for the fish murderer. How would you like this to happen to you next time you sink your laughing gear into a Maccas?