Letter: Experiments prove slugs do feel pain

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The Independent Online
Sir: A slug's nervous system is indeed too primitive to allow an appreciation of most aspects of life (Letters, 9 March). But pain is a primal stimulus, and from my experiments as a curious small boy I can assure Hugo Rainey that they both feel it and recoil (though sluggishly) from it.

Yours faithfully,


Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset

9 March