Is Euthanization Wrong?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Squilly, Jan 28, 2013.

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    Squilly

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    I know, I know, I've been saying a lot here lately. Please don't flame.
    Animal Euthanization. Does it make sense? An animal is suffering from cancer, we as humans decide to put that animal down to end it's suffering. It dies.
    Humans get cancer. We suffer. Do you see doctors putting humans down? Why is this? Is it because we have more potential? More connections? More technology or medicine to treat patients? We're just another mammal, although, more advanced. Treat other animals the same way. Money shouldn't be a factor. I hate the idea of killing an animal due to suffering. We suffer all the time.
    Someone gets into a car accident, a bad one. They don't have the money for medical bills.
    Patient: "I have no money to afford this" [after treated]
    Doctor: "You can either pay up or we'll put you down."
    ^ does this happen? No. Does it happen with other animals? More than likely, yes.
    Do you think it's wrong?
     
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    I doubt that any human is "put down" because they can't pay medical bills. I'm pretty sure that would be illegal. :eek:

    As far as people who are terminally ill deciding to commit suicide, I believe that is their choice.

    The documentary "How To Die in Oregon" gives very good insight into how people come to that decision.
     
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    You're a dark person...
     
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    I believe that putting a person down for financial reasons are wrong. However, I do believe a person should be able to ask for medically induced suicide when they decide that they are done suffering.
     
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    Yes. It is wrong.

    Euthanasia

    Euthanasia (from the Greek: εὐθανασία meaning "good death": εὖ, eu (well or good) + θάνατος, thanatos (death)) refers to the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering.
     
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    Are you the new waloshin?
     
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    Seems awfully similar to me but I bet Squilly has the new Lightning connector.
     
  10. Guest

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    Yes, he does seem to be much more prolific than waloshin.
     
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    The ability to decide (when in right mind) one's own death is the ultimate expression of the right of self-determination.




    That having been said, OP, did you reread your post? Seriously, pay up or we put you down ("Does it happen with other animals? More than likely, yes")? How old are you that you can't postulate a coherent thesis?
     
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    I get the impression we are doing his homework for him.
     
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    Why shouldn't money be a factor? We can't even provide basic medical care for the human beings in the world--so I think its a very poor, and perhaps even immoral, decision to spend a million dollars trying to save a cat. There are plenty of instances -- even in the U.S. -- where human patients have died because they could not afford treatment.
     
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    Interesting hypothesis.
     
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    Who is Waloshin?

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    No. I'm just fascinated by sciences.

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    I wasn't trying to formulate a thesis nor write a paper.
     
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    A user who starts threads based on non sequiturs.
     
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    Squilly

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    What, my threads don't make sense?
     
  18. Guest

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    Given the frequency of new threads and the lack of a common theme, yes.
     
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    Sometimes pondering the questions that pop into your mind are best pondered...in your mind.
     
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    A former macrumors member who started one too many posts. We put him down.
     
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    Squilly

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    Someone was banned for posting TOO much?
     
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    Eventually it becomes spam.
     
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    Wally wasn't banned but man I would suggest if you do do a Thesis you spell the word properly.
     
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    Mac'nCheese

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    Trying hard to get this thread ****canned.

    You said, "do-do"!!!
     
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    I did...
     

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