"Fish appear more likely to experience emotions that we previously thought"
"The question of whether animals other than humans can think and feel has been debated for centuries. Most of us would agree that humans have a level of consciousness, loosely defined as an ability to experience thoughts and emotions. But which other creatures have consciousness remains an open and controversial question."
.... which brings us to one of my 'pet' arguments.... I contend that we humans have no moral or ethical right to keep animals as pets... but that discussion is for some future blog post.
Read the story in the BBC News