Humane to pets, not to humans.

Amy - posted on 03/29/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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When an animal is older - though like part of the family - people and vets don't hesitate to say...."it's time". The animal is terminally ill and it's just going to get worse and worse and more painful and it's just the best thing to do. Vets often say that it's just selfish to keep the pet alive because it's for us not for them because they are in such bad shape.



Some argue that people deserve the same right. To say...hey, I'd like to go to sleep then be put to sleep. I've seen cancer struggles and how much pain they are in. They do hang on for the family and not for themselves. They know it's over. Sometimes wish it would en earlier. Should we be allowed to let them choose to end it if they wanted that?

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Teresa - posted on 05/14/2012

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I have always thought that we should be given the same consideration, but it would get really sticky when dealing with people afflicted with dementia or any other mental illness. How can you tell if someone is really just suffering or not just not able to think straight because of some illness that, if it were treated, they would not desire death.

Barb - posted on 03/31/2012

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I have often wondered the same thing. How is it kind, compassionate and loving to put our beloved animals out of their misery, but have to watch our dearest human loved ones writhe and wrestle with pain until the bitter end? It makes no sense. I believe i should have the right to end my life if i so choose. It is my life and if my family and those who are going to be affected by it the most are alright with it, i don't see the problem. Make sure all the final arrangements are in order, have your last hurrah's, give me flowers while i can smell them and kiss me goodbye. Dying isn't a privilege, it is a right.

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