Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Old Animal Argument For Human Euthanasia

Well, the heading says it all: The old argument that if we put dogs down, why not humans? Well, here's a simple answer: Dogs are animals, humans aren't. Simple as that.
A painless, comfortable death was an option for Alan Rosendorff's dog Jimmy 45 years ago, why not for him?
Melbourne lawyer Alan Rosendorff, who has terminal cancer and faces a long, painful death has asked the Premier to initiate a public debate on voluntary euthanasia. Photo: Jason South
ALAN Rosendorff knows the value of a peaceful death. When his first dog Jimmy was battling a terminal illness 45 years ago, he took him to the vet who had looked after him since he was a pup.
''The vet laid him down on his table and said 'I'm sorry old soldier, I've known you for 15 years, but it's time to go.' He died painlessly and comfortably with the vet talking to him the whole time. It left such an impression on me,'' said Mr Rosendorff of the death he witnessed as a teenager. more

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