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I don't know why, maybe it's me being a sensitive Cancer (
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Fish also are cruelly killed, ALWAYS. Often they suffocate or are smacked until they are dead. Suffocation is one of the most horrible ways to die!

Well, seeing that this thread is so fish-positive, have some awesome sea creatures:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B8qiqeDrI0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LICjRd46Yyo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygh1-ul6E94

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5DyBkYKqnM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I6s6rCMFVg
 

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I am a but struggling with leaving pescaterianism and becoming vegetarian. what helps me is some things that i heard, about fish feeling pain. that their intelligence is higher than i would have thought. also people care about hurting them even less than they care about farm animals so their death has more suffering than that of other animals
You can do it! Have you ever gone browsing through the sealife section at wikipedia or just those top ten lists of the most awesome sea creatures? Looked at photos and videos of coral reefs, whale sharks, mimic octopuses and underwater caves? If you haven't, go and do it! And you'll know exactly the beauty of what it is you're protecting by not eating fish. Seriously, I love all animals (even though some I prefer not to come too close to me, thank you very much), but the sea is just this huge, beautiful, fascinating and scary thing that I never would want to see harmed. We understand so little of it, less than of outer space.

Have you watched the video AspireToInspire posted? I knew pretty much everything in it already, but it drove home again just how important it is not to support the destruction of the sea.
 

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Thanks for informing me about mimic octopuses. I had not heard of them before. Wow are they awesome!


Oh, look at this, you can have one of these awesome creatures all for yourself; a mimic octopus that is all your own; fill a glass box with water, put the Octopus in the box, and show your friends. You own it; you can do whatever you want with it. It's up to you.

It doesn't seem to be appetizing-looking as a snack though.

I think that they are really really awesome. However something about them gives me the creeps though. Same goes for ordinary octopusses. Don't know why. Maybe I was eaten by an octopus in a past life.
Octopodes are among my most favourite animals! And mimic octopodes rock my socks. Love them! That poor guy in the glass box looks so sad though, I feel sorry for him
Octopodes really aren't cut out for keeping as pets.

I feel the same about spiders! I think tarantulas are great and they're really beautiful - in a creepy, goosebumps-y, stay-the-fudge-away-from-me kind of way
Like with tigers! Wouldn't want a tiger too close either.

I know fish aren't completely dumb
I just wanted to make the point that even though they're not swarms of little Einsteins swimming in the sea, they're still awesome and deserve our compassion.
 

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I think the problem is that it's hard to help you across the internet. Eating disorders are really vile things and it's so hard to get rid of them, I think it's difficult to give you the right kind of advice without personally knowing you, y'know
At least I don't know what exact advice to give you, but I'm holding my thumbs for you!

I know this is probably not helpful because I have no eating disorder (or if anything, it's more in the overeating scale of things) but: food is your friend. It really is. It's what makes your body work, it has all those beautiful little amino acids, calcium and iron and whatnot that keep you alive. And no matter how badly you treat it and no matter what kind of **** you're going through at any point in your life, your body will always do its utmost to get you through and it will never complain to you. I hope that you will be able to help it do all of that in the future too!
 
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