One of my best friends lives in the country on a (non-working) farm. Lots of space to dig holes, legal to shoot firearms within that area of the township, etc…
When one of his beloved pets (dog or cat) has come to the time to meet it’s maker, my friend does it himself: A quick bullet while the animal is standing in the hole it will be buried in.
I love you boy. I know you loved me too! Hope to see you again in the next life! BOOM!
Morally and ethically, I, personally, don’t have a problem with this. It’s quick, painless, cheap, and it’s not like he’s doing this every other weekend. He looks them in the eyes while doing it. And I know, for a fact, that he loves the living mother loving shit out of every pet he has or has ever had and treats them extremely well during life. He just doesn’t want to pay a vet to do it with an injection. Besides, AFAIK this is/was how most farmers said goodbye to their old farm dogs. WTF is the big deal?
But, my sister-in-law (the “liberal Republican”, chew on that for a while) who lives by my friend insists that it’s disgusting and is not happy that the town constable says there are no laws being broken. FYI this is a “YUPPIE” rural area where middle/upper middle class folks live on farms but are not farming anything.
Anyway, what say you?
D’oh!!! The title got screwed up! Please edit it to say “Is Euthanizing your own pet ethical?”