Dave, it is not as simple as that. Fishing is NOT a right. It is a licensed sport and therefore is a regulated privilege that the government grants to it's citizens.Who is going to stop fishing if someone finally proves fish feel pain?
Who grew up thinking fish felt pain (just as we do) but fished anyway?
That's because you're an old timer and likely have been in severe pain for periods far longer than you thought you could endure - yet you survived it, as I did on several ocassions.Old timer said:"Would you rather be caught over and over and released, or do you want me to bash your head in right now and i'll eat you?"
I'm guessing the fish will enjoy C&R after that.