Dona Shue: Obligation to our animals

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To the editor:

I want to commend Colette Erickson for addressing a difficult and heartbreaking situation but she didn’t go far enough.

People have an obligation to care for animals until the end and doing what is best for the animal is not always easy or pleasant but necessary if you truly care about an animal.

Euthanasia is an option but one that prevents the animal from being buried due to the toxins involved. To prevent slow, lingering, painful deaths we need to bring back the horse slaughter business in the US that is humane and respectful of the horse.

Dona Shue

Comments

jgorley 2 years ago

Considering that it is illegal (or at least frowned upon) to bury animals in your yard in city limits, then most people might not bury their animals in their yard. And when I last checked, most people don't bury a horse in their front yard. Most people have their horses cremated and/or disposed of by a Veterinarian. Also, sending a horse to slaughter means that the owner will not get the body back. Sounds like an excuse to get rid of self-percipience "bother" to me.

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