Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2012) 22:367–369 DOI 10.1007/s11160-011-9248-0 Response to Torgersen et al. (2011): Reply to Diggles et al. (2011): Ecology and welfare of aquatic animals in wild capture ﬁsheries • • • B. K. Diggles S. J. Cooke J. D. Rose W. Sawynok Received: 16 April 2011 / Accepted: 1 May 2011 / Published online: 29 November 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011 We welcome feedback on our paper that examined the demonstrates how different people can interpret ecology and welfare of aquatic animals in wild capture concepts of aquatic animal welfare in quite different ﬁsheries (Diggles et al. 2011), and agree with Torger- ways, highlighting how views on these issues vary sen et al. (2011) that the issue is an important one. depending on external inﬂuences such as the culture, However we must question statements such as ‘‘The education, socio-economic status, dietary preferences, basis for the interest in animal welfare is man’s gender or even political and religious persuasion of the capacity for empathy and the assumption or suspicion individuals involved (Furnham et al. 2003). As pointed that animals have an experience of life.’’ We believe out recently by Browman and Skiftesvik (2011), that interest in the
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