Anonymous asked in Social ScienceOther - Social Science · 1 decade ago

Definition of animal euthanasia?

my friends and r making a persuasive power point on lwhy animals shouldnt be euthanized. can you give me a sad definition of what dog euthinasia is.

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  • Jody
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    1 decade ago
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    Animal euthanasia is the act of putting to death or allowing to die, by witholding extreme medical measures, an animal suffering from an incurable, esp a painful disease or condition. The killing procedure is the same for animal slaughter.

    How's that?

    Killing procedures:

    Intravenous anesthetic - the most common method for pets, high doses of barbituates such as pentobarbital, first unconsciousness, respiratory then cardiac arrest the animals gasp and appear to suffer a mild fit due to muscle contractions. Vets usually do it in two stages for the owners sake and so emotions don't make the pet or owner more anxious. The amount of barbiturates required are considered impractical but it is still common practice in the US.

    Anoxia (suffocation, animal shelters put strays in a sealed chamber and pump the air out)

    Inhalant anesthetic (very small animals are sealed in chambers and receive isoflurane or sevoflurane and then carbon monoxide.

    Cervical dislocation (breaking the neck of small animals - costs nothing)

    Intracardiac or intraperitoneal injection (usually of pentobarbital injected directly into the heart, takes up to 15 minutes to kill the dog) In California an intracardiac injection on a fully conscious animal is a crime.

    Shooting (in the forehead)

    Pithing (scrambling the brain and destroying the spinal cord with a pithing cane or rod while the animal is alive, the hole for the cane is provided with a captive bolt that stuns the animal).

    Exsanguination (bleeding to death) followed by pre-slaughter incapacitation by electricity, chemical/gas or captive bolt. Once stunned so it cannot move, the animals jugular vein, carotid artery and trachea are severed by a knife , death occurs within about 5 minutes - very inexpensive and keeps the slaughterer safe from the animal.

    With Judaic kosher and Islamic/Muslim dietary laws there are head-only pre-stunning methods where the animal is revived after the neck is sliced open because of laws that don't allow the slaughter of already dead animals.

    See also for American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines on Euthanasia Jun 2007

  • 4 years ago

    Euthanasia (Greek: ????????? - ?? "good", ??????? "dying") refers to assisted dying. the help ends the existence of a individual or an animal, in a painless or minimally painful way. Euthanasia is maximum many times finished in a merciful way, with the intention to end suffering. this text discusses euthanasia in people; a separate article covers animal euthanasia. This subject count number is many times fantastically-charged—emotionally, politically, and morally. Terminology and regulations shift over the years and geographically and globally, inflicting very much of confusion. First, euthanasia does not communicate with "letting die" or "permitting to die." (See words: stated consent, decisional potential, surrogate determination making, residing wills, do not Resuscitate) contained in usa, "letting die" or "permitting to die" communicate with areas that have long been considered ethically and legally applicable and permissible, which contain withholding and retreating of scientific scientific care which contain dialysis or feeding tubes.

  • 1 decade ago

    A dog has rabies-attacks people-injured in some way while recovery is not likely-dogs trained to fight other dogs-cancer-and worse of all no wants to adapts one

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