Euthanasia (from Greek εὖ — good + θάνᾰτος — death) — a painless end to the life of someone who is experiencing unbearable suffering.
If you have come to our site, then you are faced with a difficult choice. We would very much like fate not to force such a choice on anyone, but, unfortunately, we know that no one is protected from such situations.
Now the choice is yours – to read the materials on this site or not, to use the advice or not. We have created this site to help you make the right decision based on the available information and facts.
Remember, the animal has no choice between suffering and a humane end, this choice is only yours.
Animal euthanasia is a very difficult and controversial issue. How to come to the right decision if the quality of life of the animal has deteriorated greatly? How to do it painlessly and humanely? How are our consciousness and emotions similar to the consciousness and emotions of animals, and what are the differences? What awaits animals after the end of earthly life?
All these topics are complex, but they need to be discussed. Why? First of all, for the good of the animals themselves.
No one wants to aggravate an already difficult situation for an animal, who is slowly dying in agony, by their own inaction and self-pity.
Euthanasia is often the only humane step towards saving animals from excruciating pain, the inability to enjoy life, and to express their natural behavior. And it is our duty to the animal to make this difficult decision and chose what’s right.
A real life example
A cat brings home a small chick, who most likely fell out of the nest. Barely alive, with a broken body, he is silently crying with his small beak. It is clear that the bird can no longer be saved, and even if saved, he will never be able to fly, doomed to a cage for life. I am an animal advocate. Not in words, but in deeds. I take a Quick Start aerosol can from my garage (contains 90% ether and is sold at auto dealerships), put the chick in a plastic container, next to it I put a piece of cotton wool soaked in ether from the can. I stop feeling sorry for myself and close the lid. The chick falls asleep. Yes, I could let “nature take its course” and “let him die on his own”, but who knows how long his agony will last – an hour, a day, a week? Why torture the animal? I make a choice that the animal does not have and, swallowing tears, end his suffering. Not because it is easy (yes, I could hide behind “there is always hope and chance”, prolonging the pain and suffering of the chick), but because it is right and humane.
It is in human nature to feel sorry for oneself, to be afraid to seem politically incorrect and “inhumane”, the result of this is millions of suffering animals with no quality of life.
While we are petrified inactive, they slowly die of hunger, injury and disease, and cruel self-directed methods of killing. Even professional veterinarians, whose professional duty is to rid animals of suffering, are afraid of the terrible word “euthanasia”, tormented by an eternal sense of guilt. Many of them refuse to do it at all.
We have created this site as an information platform for people who really want to understand what “animal welfare” is, weigh information about the quality of life and make the right and humane decision for the animal.