Insects may experience pain in a manner similar to vertebrates

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โ€œFuture research should aim to further characterise modulation of nocifensive behaviour, and whether this is associated with pain in insects, to clarify whether we should be affording ethical protection to insects in potentially harm-inducing settings, such as farming and research.โ€

From โ€œDescending control of nociception in insects?โ€ by Matilda Gibbons, Sajedeh Sarlak and Lars Chittka โ†’ published 06 July 2022

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