Skandi Rogers wrote:I do not believe in treating animals like humans but I do differentiate between farm animals and pets.
S Greyzoll wrote:I don’t see why its bad if someone out there wants to take on animals that are a lot more work when their previous owners can’t or won’t care for them.
Erica Colmenares wrote:I think I could only do it if we were able to figure out butchering on our own property, to make that "one bad day" into just a moment.
I agree - there are now limited laws here in Canada which allows under very narrow circumstances (mainly painful cancers where the line is pretty sharp) for "doctor assisted suicide".
I‘ve always questioned why we have the double standard of putting sick animals down to ease their pain but don’t allow humans to make the same choice for themselves.
Jay Angler wrote:A point which has not been raised is that some of the drugs used to put animals down are highly toxic and stay so for a very long time.
Trace Oswald wrote:My own rule, that I try my best to live by, is that it's time to put them down when I'm keeping them alive for my sake rather than theirs. And yes, I think that same rule should apply to humans.
A point which has not been raised is that some of the drugs used to put animals down are highly toxic and stay so for a very long time. That limits our ability to allow the "circle of life" where an animal can decompose and feed the soil and surrounding plants also gets impacted.
Flora Eerschay wrote:
I recently asked my vet about it and he said that no hens die naturally; if she died, she had to be sick.
Lorinne Anderson wrote:.
As someone that has taken in countless pets that were no longer "wanted", abused, or old; whose owners died, could not afford their care or CHOSE not to provide care. I can assure you, I have yet to have one that "did not come around". Majority simply don't even blink, dogs live in the moment, not on memories, they have NOW. Some take a day or so, some it is years before they shake off horrific abuse fully; but they all MUST have some joy, at all times.