Michael Tye is of the view that the problem as to whether fish have feelings or not, is best addressed epistemically than metaphysically. At his lecture at King’s College London yesterday entitled ‘Do fish have feelings?’, he compiled and appraised the available empirical research and made his important conclusions. I would have preferred him to merely assert that science has demonstrated fear, anxiety and pain responses in many species of fish – both reactive behaviours and adapting responsive behaviours – and then to have moved swiftly on by exploring philosophical questions such as, ‘do these fear, anxiety, and pain responses Read on. . .