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Die Like a Dog

By Joseph Pierre, Psychiatrist – in Aeon May 15, 2018

“Indeed, the American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals (2013) acknowledges that ‘there is no consensus on when it is appropriate to let [a] life go’, but notes that: ‘Euthanasia may be considered to be the right course to spare [an] animal from what is to come … if medical intervention would only prolong a terminal condition, or if current health conditions cannot be successfully mitigated.’’

Read more about attitudes toward euthanasia for animals and human beings.

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