Letter: Aim for better than painless pet euthanasia

Graphic by Lori Deaton

Since local overpopulation policies start with pets, I have thoughts on improving pet euthanasia, which is that I think we can do better than painless; should not be satisfied with painless methods; and without worries about addiction, withdrawal or productivity, make use of euphoric drugs and perhaps even prolong euthanasia with such drugs until withdrawal becomes a concern.

Now, the local animal shelter would naturally be concerned with cost and security, these drugs being a target for theft for them and their normal suppliers, but if they can connect to and affordably test supplies no longer needed for local police evidence, which may already be tested and secured for evidence purposes, then I have every reason to believe it may be possible to affordably make pet euthanasia better than painless.

— Alan Ditmore


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5 thoughts on “Letter: Aim for better than painless pet euthanasia

  1. indy499

    I ran that thru the google translator and it couldn’t come up with anything

    • NFB

      Which is par for the course for this “letter” writer. Yet MX continues to print them.

  2. KWW

    Who on earth wants to prolong euthanasia?! Obviously, letter writer does not understand the mechanism of action of these medications.

  3. T100

    The Nurse (or nurses aid) woman who was just convicted for “euthanizing” unsuspecting human patients formerly worked at a kill shelter killing animals “for their own good”. I don’t think we need to sanitize killing. TNR is better for healthy animals.

  4. James

    I move that MX put a disclaimer at the beginning of this writer’s works stating origin so that I can avoid the complete waste of 10-15 seconds of my life.

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