Loving the herd life
- Jun 9, 2016
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- Roanoke Area, Virginia
There is also an issue with it becoming hard for vets to find and access the euthanasia drugs. The same general drugs are used to put an animal to sleep as to do a lethal injection on a human and people that are against the death penalty have made it hard to produce those drugs because they are trying to make it impossible to do lethal injections. My horse vet was telling me that it's hard for her to access the drugs she needs and is on a waiting list with like 3 companies at all times just to keep enough available.Hmm, there is a need and there should be a way. I once ran over my own cat and my landlord at the time had a gun so he shot the cat. I'm not sure which was more traumatic, the poor cat being massively injured or the shot to the head. Now when I have a cat, I make sure to know where it is before moving the car.
Maybe in a murder mystery somewhere will be a clue as to a method for putting them to sleep peacefully? Some sort of magic powder they can eat and just go to sleep. Although, if it's an injured or sick animal, a shot may be easier to administer. Some sort of substance that ordinary folks can get.
She took her rabbit to three different vets and none of them could help her. Several of them just flat out said they don't euthanize animals anymore. I think that would be one of the worst parts of being a vet, but it is a mercy to an animal that needs it.
Anyone remember the movie 'Soylent Green'? The euthanasia centers for humans were a good idea, the horror of the movie was that they were then sending the remains off to become edible cakes of 'soylent green'. Kinda a pity that many folks lumped the ethanasia centers in with the cannibalism as both bad ideas.
There is another drug she can use, but it's not nearly as nice, essentially it causes a heart attack rather than them drifting off like you want them to. So, she has 3 methods she can use a) the "pink stuff" which is the preferred method, b) the stuff that gives a heart attack, and c) a bullet to the head.