Yes people suck.a very good friend of mine (who I had in a pedestal) just put 
her 8 year old perfectly healthy border collie put to sleep. I went to her 
house to see what happened and she told me that they just didn't want anyone to 
have to take care of her while they went here and there. I was shocked and It 
left me with a really bad taste in my mouth. Honestly, I can't stop thinking 
about it. What is WRONG with people???

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On Sep 25, 2012, at 11:37 PM, Natalie <> wrote:

> People always bring perfectly healthy pets to my vet to “put to sleep”(he 
> refuses), that, however is NOT euthanasia – many vets do it, many refuse.  
> However, many people are so hung up on having their pets killed, that they 
> won’t allow anyone to take them, and insist that the vet kill them.  People 
> suck, that’s all there is to it. My vet hates euthanasia, something must have 
> happened to him, by law, he has to insert it, but his vet tech actually does 
> it, while he runs out of the room, white as a sheet.  I once had to euthanize 
> our very old and sick dog and a cat with cancer, about to die.  He just 
> couldn’t take two at one time….I was doing better than he was.  Natalie
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of Lee Evans
> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 10:44 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Deciding-when-a-pet-has-suffered-enough
> The problem with euthanasia for pets is that most people will use it for 
> their own convenience.  I have seen this happen several times and it's really 
> terrible but there is no crime in killing an animal.  We do this every day to 
> eat them, for sport, as trophies or just because we don't want them any more. 
>  They don't match the new sofa or they might scratch the new sofa.  I have a 
> cat rescued from the vet clinic when the woman I was sitting next to who had 
> a lovely white male cat in a carrier told me she was having him euthanized 
> because he was an outside cat and it was too much trouble to call him in at 
> night.  Another woman brought in her two older cats, lovely Maine Coon mixes, 
> obviously still full of life to have them "put to sleep" because she and her 
> husband were going on a world tour.  And a third woman was getting married 
> and her husband to be hated cats so off went her 8 year old Persian mix.  
> Well, not exactly off.  I adopted the white cat.  I still have him.  He 
> tested FIV+ because the woman had not bothered to neuter him as a teen.  He's 
> in my little FIV+group, perfectly happy to be indoors.  The world tour people 
> left their cats at the vet clinic and one of the techs adopted them and the 
> idiot who was marrying a cat hater never knew that her cat was adopted by one 
> of the secretaries at the vet clinic.  But these success stories happened 
> because I was there and convinced the technician and the secretary that death 
> was unfair to the cats and they agreed.  
> Veterinary medicine is still for the benefit of the "owner".  Animals are 
> considered property rather than individuals with the right to having a 
> caregiver and the right to their own lives.  We choose not to see the 
> suffering of a truly terminally ill companion animal because we don't want to 
> feel the pain of the loss.  We choose not to see how unethical it is to kill 
> millions of cats and dogs because there are "too many" around or they are 
> positive for some disease that they do not have at the present time and may 
> never actually come down with or any number of other reasons we use to murder 
> non-human animals.
> Everyone will eventually die.  It's a bad plan but we had no say in it.  
> However, the idea that we have to kill animals because they might die of this 
> or that is not ethical.  The idea that a human is so precious that we keep 
> him or her alive way past reason is equally illogical and unethical.  I don't 
> have any answers so I try to use logic.  I don't euthanize for convenience.  
> I allow maximum care for my rescued cats, for my FeLv+ cats and my FIV+ cats. 
>  I watch to see if their lives have gone beyond the limit of being useful to 
> them, not to me and then I accept the pain it will cause me and allow them to 
> pass on.  I don't tell myself fairy tales about where they go.  I miss them 
> and I accept the grief knowing that they are no longer in pain or distress.
> Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty 
> neighbors too!
> From: MaiMaiPG <>
> To: 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Deciding-when-a-pet-has-suffered-enough
> With those beliefs, please check into a Do Not Resuscitate Order.  LWs are 
> great but stopping something once it is started is difficult.  A DNR can help 
> keep measures from being started.
> On Sep 25, 2012, at 2:51 PM, Lorrie wrote:
> > Absolutely Edna..... It is positively cruel to keep people alive
> > when they are suffering and there is no recovery in sight. The
> > only states that allow doctor assisted suicide are Oregon, Wash.
> > and Montana. It can't happen in my state of WV.  Dr. Kevorkian was
> > my hero. I'll be 80 my next birthday and it terrifies me to think
> > of not being able to end my life when I'm ready. I've signed a
> > Living Will requesting NO heroic measures, if I'm terminal, but
> > sometimes they keep you alive anyway.
> > 
> > Lorrie
> > 
> > alive-25, Edna Taylor wrote:
> >>  personally, I think we should do this for people too, end their
> >>  suffering.  What quality of life does someone have who simply lays in
> >>  bed in a vegetative state?  Who are we keeping that person alive for?
> >>  to what end?  If it were me, and I had some life ending disease or
> >>  accident, I would want my husband to use what money we had, go out and
> >>  get as much booze and coke as he could get and let me go out with a
> >>  bang ;)  But then again, that is just my opinion ;)
> > 
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