By Lillian Spires
Here stands a opinionated decision for all citizens to make for their beloved pet. Make the right decision, choose with caution, you have to live with the decision you choose.
People do not take animal euthanizations serious enough. People think that the only way to euthanize an animal is a shot at a vet clinic. Not many people really understand what getting euthanized really is and this is a terrible thing.
Say that your animal is not ok with going to the vet or does not get along with being outside of the walls of its home. Most animal hospitals do home euthanizations where the vets go to your home and will euthanize your pet on the comfy spot on the couch it loves to lay on
instead of having your pet uncomfortable in a place where it has no clue where its at.
Self euthanizations do exist. People sometimes decide to take their pet to the middle of nowhere and take them out in the pet owner’s decision. A fellow cavit student says that they may do it from not having enough wealth to pay for the animal hospital euthanization so take their animal and would self euthanize their animal somewhere themselves for free,
That same cavit student said that he is not with nor against it but he would appreciate if people would just take their animal to a hospital to get euthanized. Roger stated, “It is your animal, you care for it, you have to be there for it because it has always been there for you”. Roger agrees with self euthanizations.
For companion animals in animal shelters, 14 states in the US now prescribe intravenous injection as the required method. These laws date to 1990, when Georgia's "Humane Euthanasia Act" became the first state law to mandate this method. Before that, gas chambers and other means were commonly employed.
Another topic that needs to be issued it that when a person takes in a stray animal to an animal hospital, the hospital cannot keep that animal. The animal will need a place to go and if the Hospital has the animal for three days, they either send the animal to some shelter or they euthanize them. There is a much higher euthanization rate in older dogs because most people like young little cute puppys and not an older aged dog.
In conclusion to this, People do not understand what pain and confusion your animal has when doing a self euthanization. Yes, it shows a more respectful perspective towards your animal but it is also not humane to do for this animal being your beloved pet.