Wow, this is actually old news and it just brought back memories embedded in my skull that I had completely forgotten about.
I saw a video about this on TV when I was maybe....12ish? And I remember it traumatized me completely and I couldn't stop crying.
My friend saw it with me and she was unaffected and later that night at a sleepover at her house she kept making fun of me by putting her head to the side and bulging her eyes and gasping for air like the fish had done and every time she did it I would burst into tears again, seeing that pain was the worst thing in the world for me.
I became a vegetarian about a year later but I never remembered WHY I did it all this time, I guess I blocked that out. I always assumed I just read something on the internet that made me not want to eat meat or something. Wow.
"If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others... why wouldn't we?" - Edgars Mission