Animal euthanasia is wrong and I believe that it is one hundred percent preventable. Most of society feels the same way I do; that is that euthanasia is only acceptable when the animal is suffering due to illness or old age. This blog has given me the opportunity to share my opinions, as well as write about other’s.
When told to pick a topic and create a blog about it I instantly dreaded the process. The first hard decision would be picking a topic. There are literally thousands of things out there that could be blogged about, how could I narrow it down to just one? This lead me to think about things that I’m passionate about and one of these was animals. Animals are and always have been a huge part of my life. At home I have to Beagles, Macie and Simba, who I adore and wouldn’t give up for the world. Once I had decided to learn about animals the next issue arose as trying to narrow down that topic. Despite how much fun it would be, I wouldn’t be able to post cute pictures and tell funny stories about my dogs. I began researcing animal shelters, vets, and animal rights. The narrow topic came easy-animal euthanasia. As I read articles on all of those topics euthanasia was always discussed and angered me greatly.
I was shocked with the facts that I found about euthansia. If you have been following my bl0g you will have read about the millions of animals murdered every year in the United States alone. As appauling as this is, for people working with animals this has become accepted. However, there are many organizations working to fight against the murder of innocent animals. During this blog the Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA’s websites taught me all sorts of things about how unfairly animals are treated. These are two non-profit organizations that work to stop cruelty against animals.
The majority of people view animal euthanasia as cruel and horrible, but there are some that view it as the means for population control and punishment of debt (see interview with pastor in previous post). This amazed me because I don’t understand how anyone could openly say that innocent animals should be murdered simply because shelters don’t have enough space.
I have enjoyed writing this blog because it has given me the chance to spread the word about the real truth of euthanasia and I hope that those reading my blog will step up and do their part to help end animal euthanasia. While researching I learned that one of the most important parts to ending the murders is to talk about the problem and publicize the truth. I hope that I have done that here, and that by doing so I have made a few more people aware who will in turn tell a few other people. This project has inspired me to not only write about the topic, but also to become involved by working at shelters. I hope you have enjoyed my blog, check out my blog roll to find more interesting blogs and articles!