I use to fish till I ripped the mouth off a trout fly fishing. My friend said, “it’s okay we will keep that one,” & hung him on a hook with the 2 others in the water alive to keep them fresh till we finished our fun then back at the take out when they got “thumped.” My heart couldn’t take it, I was done.
Still ate fish tho, wasn’t till years later I discovered I could not only survive but thrive without killing & eating dead bodies!💚🌿
I believed they couldn’t feel pain because I believed the adults who told me that from a young age! Probably my Dad but he probably believed it then, too, back in the 70’s.