Some people are very desperate to get married for one reason or another. Just
hope she doesn't have a kid with Down's Syndrome or something like that.
Husband will probably want to get rid of the kid.
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors
From: "dlg...@windstream.net" <dlg...@windstream.net>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Animals PTS for the wrong reason
Why would someone marry a "cat hater". The relationship would not have gotten
that far if it were me.
---- Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote:
> I couldn't have said it better Lee, you are an excellent writer and
> you express yourself beautifully.
> On 09-25, Lee Evans wrote:
> > 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!
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