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Old 07-18-2007, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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We should be able to do better than this.....

newsobserver.com | Euthanasia rules don't appease animal lovers (http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/640868.html - broken link)
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:35 AM
 
Location: State College PA
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I understand the want not to put an animal through that, BUT....

what do you do with the vicious animals? No offense, eastern NC is pit-bull fighting capital....do you want to try and get near a vicious animal to try and sedate it to then get in the euthanasia solution? (this is not against Pits...the article is from Raleigh, I used to live east of there, it would apply to any vicious animal)

Sorry, in this case, the safety and sanity of the human that has the horrid job ranks over how smooth the euthanasia goes for the animal.

(and some of these would be wild animals as well....too much risk!!)
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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This is not about case of vicious animals, no one is arguing about their fate, but HOW the animal dies. Gas chambers are the worst, most unhumane death available to these poor animals. It should be totally eliminated. I just don't understand how anyone can work in place like that, day after day, listening to the screams of these animals while they're dying, my heart wont be able to handle such ways. And it takes a long time before animal actually dies, imagine horror of all of it for poor creatures.
I hate people who can't take care of their animals and giving them no opportunity to live. It's a sad fact of life, but we as humans, should be smarter, but we're totally barberic.
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:47 AM
 
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i completely agree with shepsmom i couldnt have said it any better myself.. its discusting and repulsive.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:00 AM
 
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i completely agree with shepsmom i couldnt have said it any better myself.. its discusting and repulsive.
AGREE!!!It is so sad...
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:01 PM
 
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Well, there is ONE more thing worse than a gas chamber.......It is a gas BOX. Yes, you heard, it is a homemade gas chamber, usually using cynder blocks and plywood. Problem is, there is no seal so it takes hours, hours, hours, like 24 sometimes, to finally kill these innocent animals. Ohio was using them a few years ago, I bet my butt the poorest counties in Ohio are using them right now. This is the most horrific situation that I ever have come across.

We have so long to go to get this situation right. I don't think any animals should be killed for space, but I am sadly realistic. Gas Chambers, boxes, heartsticks SHOULD BE AGAINT THE LAW. A bullet is also often used in rural, poor areas, and while that turns my stomach, at least is is faster than the methods listed above. It is often said, a bullet is $0.20, cheepest way to get rid of 'um.
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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(this is not against Pits...the article is from Raleigh, I used to live east of there, it would apply to any vicious animal)


You're right...because APBT are NOT vicious.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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I was too nervous to start my own thread about this.. but I needed to vent it somewhere... my family had to consent to putting the beagle to sleep last weekend.. (see "Do pets have souls" if you need to) ...and I just wanted to mention, in all of the euthanasia hype I've been hearing, the most demoralizing was, when we got the bill, down at the very bottom, was the itemized list of expenses, and right under 'private cremation' was an amount listed for "sympathy".

We were a little boggled by that... sympathy? they're billing us for sympathy?
Do they charge by the hug? We didn't get it, until 2 days later in the mail, we get a "Sympathy" card from the vet clinic, sharing their condolences with us on our loss.

The humane thing to do would at least of been to sign the card ~ they must be a busy clinic. . . . .
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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I was too nervous to start my own thread about this.. but I needed to vent it somewhere... my family had to consent to putting the beagle to sleep last weekend.. (see "Do pets have souls" if you need to) ...and I just wanted to mention, in all of the euthanasia hype I've been hearing, the most demoralizing was, when we got the bill, down at the very bottom, was the itemized list of expenses, and right under 'private cremation' was an amount listed for "sympathy".

We were a little boggled by that... sympathy? they're billing us for sympathy?
Do they charge by the hug? We didn't get it, until 2 days later in the mail, we get a "Sympathy" card from the vet clinic, sharing their condolences with us on our loss.

The humane thing to do would at least of been to sign the card ~ they must be a busy clinic. . . . .



I've never heard of charging for "sympathy".
If it were me I'd be giving them a call and asking what that's all about.
It's not too late to ask.
If you want, give me the number and I'd be glad to find out for you...my fee is *free*

Sorry for the lack of sympathy you and you're family seems to have experienced through this. That's terrible.
Not signing the card? How tactless can they get?
It's awful when you're not validated.

I haven't read the other thread you mentioned yet, but I will.
And I hope your family finds a more caring vet.
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