Marialucia Cordero: Should animals be euthanized?
Should animals be euthanatized, or not? Many individuals around the world consider euthanasia unethical, but euthanasia is defined as good death, it means that euthanasia can be interpreted as death without physical pain. Euthanasia in an animal shelter is used in animals that are unable to be adopted, such as those with incurable conditions, and in animals with dangerous behavior issues. Humans must not be afraid of death, and it should not be an option to refuse the consent to keep an animal alive that requires assistance. Sacrifice is not a good way to called Euthanasia, since euthanasia and animal sacrifice are entirely unconnected and unrelated to one another. However, animals are killed in zoos because humans are not capable to care for them. Also, some medical workers experience secondary trauma after administering euthanasia protocols on animals. It is vital to be mindful of people's emotions when it comes to animals and to note that any action, or decision made must be in the best interests of the animal, not of oneself. Evidently, the veterinarian in charge of the case must supervise and advise on all aspects of the euthanasia procedure. Owners should take the responsibility and allow their pets to be euthanatized and have a good death.
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