User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Loved to death: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

  1. #1
    Original Ranter
    Points: 519,570, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    424931
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    156,364
    Points
    519,570
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    91,538
    Thanked 75,907x in 51,362 Posts
    Mentioned
    2210 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Loved to death: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

    Loved to death: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

    I think states should outlaw this. Who do these people think they are, a Pharaoh?

    Sometimes, people love their pets too much. Such was the case with Emma, a healthy Shih Tzu mix that was recently euthanized after its late owner left explicit instructions the dog be put down - and laid to rest - with her.

    It’s a practice that’s not only cruel, but one, that in most cases here in Virginia, is illegal.




    “Emma” arrived at the Chesterfield Animal Shelter on March 8. During her two-week stay, shelter personnel had several discussions with the executor of the dead woman’s estate, trying to talk him out of euthanizing the dog so it could be laid to rest with its master, but to no avail.




    It’s a scenario that left shelter employees heartbroken.
    Molon labe
    Please visit my blog http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/peter/
    (If a post link does not work, see the archives- it should work there.)

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Peter1469 For This Useful Post:

    Cotton1 (05-25-2019),Just AnotherPerson (05-23-2019)

  3. #2

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 322,455, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.4%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Common's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    330615
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    56,392
    Points
    322,455
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    4,078
    Thanked 9,817x in 6,151 Posts
    Mentioned
    218 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah thats dicey, euthanizing a young healthy pet. Why cant they let someone raise the pet after they are gone and then when the pet pass's then bury their remains with them. There are some very sad cases where pets wind up in animal rescue after an older owner pass's' but they are usually adopted quickly
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

    GROUCHO MARX,

  4. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Common For This Useful Post:

    Cotton1 (05-25-2019),Dr. Who (05-23-2019),Just AnotherPerson (05-23-2019),Peter1469 (05-23-2019)

  5. #3
    Points: 78,560, Level: 68
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 1,490
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Common Sense's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    929572
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    36,690
    Points
    78,560
    Level
    68
    Thanks Given
    13,335
    Thanked 14,493x in 10,134 Posts
    Mentioned
    499 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you ask for that, you never really loved the animal.

  6. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Common Sense For This Useful Post:

    Cotton1 (05-25-2019),Dr. Who (05-23-2019),gamewell45 (05-23-2019),Just AnotherPerson (05-23-2019),Standing Wolf (05-23-2019)

  7. #4
    Points: 27,442, Level: 40
    Level completed: 38%, Points required for next Level: 808
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Just AnotherPerson's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    20771
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    4,460
    Points
    27,442
    Level
    40
    Thanks Given
    4,272
    Thanked 2,735x in 1,870 Posts
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Anyone who would do that does not really love their pet! Pets are not just pets, they are family members, at least to most who love their pets. I dont see animals as being very different from a human. If you really love a person or an animal, you want them to be happy and healthy. You wish for nothing more. If you truly love someone or your pet you would never wish harm to come to them ever. Anyone who would do this absolutely does NOT love their pet, or care about them.
    We are all brothers and sisters in humanity. We are all made from the same dust of stars. We cannot be separated because all life is interconnected.

  8. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Just AnotherPerson For This Useful Post:

    Common (05-23-2019),Dr. Who (05-23-2019)

  9. #5
    Points: 31,083, Level: 43
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 1,367
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    Standing Wolf's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    303004
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    11,199
    Points
    31,083
    Level
    43
    Thanks Given
    1,833
    Thanked 9,107x in 5,272 Posts
    Mentioned
    274 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I see this as being, in some ways, similar to the obsessive "love" some people express for a spouse or boy/girlfriend who has rejected them, which inspires them to wish that person dead (and in some cases to actually kill them). It's the mindset of "If I can't have you, nobody can".

    I would have to question whether this woman was of sound mind when she died, or when she wrote this provision into her will. She may have had some concerns about the care and/or happiness of her dog after she was gone, but lots of people are able to make provisions for the care and safety of their pets without doing something like this. Dogs are incredibly resilient creatures, and I'm certain that Emma, were it possible to present the situation to her in a way that she could understand, would definitely vote for more life.

    I'm being absolutely serious when I suggest that were I one of those shelter employees, and it became obvious that the executors were going to go through with killing Emma, there would be an "escape" or unexplained disappearance from the facility. The folks I know at the Arizona Humane Society would do similarly, I have zero doubt.

    "Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." - attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    "It is a foolish man who believes that he possesses all of the answers unless he is absolutely certain that he has heard all of the questions." - me

    "At some point when you create yourself to make it, you're going to have to either let that creation go and take a chance on being loved or hated for who you really are, or you're going to have to kill who you really are and fall into your grave grasping a character you never were." - Jim Carrey

  10. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Standing Wolf For This Useful Post:

    AZ Jim (05-23-2019),Cotton1 (05-25-2019),Dr. Who (05-23-2019),Just AnotherPerson (05-24-2019),Peter1469 (05-23-2019)

  11. #6
    Original Ranter
    Points: 519,570, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    424931
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    156,364
    Points
    519,570
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    91,538
    Thanked 75,907x in 51,362 Posts
    Mentioned
    2210 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I see this as being, in some ways, similar to the obsessive "love" some people express for a spouse or boy/girlfriend who has rejected them, which inspires them to wish that person dead (and in some cases to actually kill them). It's the mindset of "If I can't have you, nobody can".

    I would have to question whether this woman was of sound mind when she died, or when she wrote this provision into her will. She may have had some concerns about the care and/or happiness of her dog after she was gone, but lots of people are able to make provisions for the care and safety of their pets without doing something like this. Dogs are incredibly resilient creatures, and I'm certain that Emma, were it possible to present the situation to her in a way that she could understand, would definitely vote for more life.

    I'm being absolutely serious when I suggest that were I one of those shelter employees, and it became obvious that the executors were going to go through with killing Emma, there would be an "escape" or unexplained disappearance from the facility. The folks I know at the Arizona Humane Society would do similarly, I have zero doubt.

    "Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." - attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    @Chloe would be with you.
    Molon labe
    Please visit my blog http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/peter/
    (If a post link does not work, see the archives- it should work there.)

  12. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Peter1469 For This Useful Post:

    Chloe (06-05-2019),Dr. Who (05-23-2019),Standing Wolf (05-23-2019)

  13. #7
    Points: 29,102, Level: 41
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 548
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranYour first Group
    jimmyz's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    176385
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    11,314
    Points
    29,102
    Level
    41
    Thanks Given
    0
    Thanked 6,081x in 4,235 Posts
    Mentioned
    83 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ima gin it.
    " I'm old-fashioned. I like two sexes! And another thing, all of a sudden I don't like being married to what is known as a 'new woman'. I want a wife, not a competitor. Competitor! Competitor!" - Spencer Tracy in 'Adam's Rib' (1949)

    Art thou every retard among us related to thine uncle or mistress by way of moral or illegitimate rendezvous? Thus, we are one side of the other's coin by luck or pluck. - Jimmyz

  14. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jimmyz For This Useful Post:

    Cotton1 (05-25-2019),Dr. Who (05-23-2019)

  15. #8
    Points: 123,222, Level: 85
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 2,828
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranTagger First Class50000 Experience Points
    Dr. Who's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    861251
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Gallifrey
    Posts
    50,678
    Points
    123,222
    Level
    85
    Thanks Given
    3,779
    Thanked 3,511x in 2,403 Posts
    Mentioned
    72 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Loved to death: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

    I think states should outlaw this. Who do these people think they are, a Pharaoh?
    That's sick (not in a good way). That animal is just property not a little being that could continue to have a life with another family.
    "The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  16. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Dr. Who For This Useful Post:

    Common (05-23-2019),Just AnotherPerson (05-24-2019),Peter1469 (05-25-2019)

  17. #9
    Points: 12,566, Level: 26
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 84
    Overall activity: 52.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered10000 Experience PointsSocial
    Cotton1's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    1023
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Memphis and Arkansas
    Posts
    3,805
    Points
    12,566
    Level
    26
    Thanks Given
    961
    Thanked 1,015x in 794 Posts
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would never consider such cruelty to a defenseless animal whose only crime was its love and devotion to and for me.
    knock knock , its k-notts. Open up Cotton. Ok, I love animals, I miss dead grandma, I cried when I saw a dog hit by a car. Have I opened up enough for you K-notts? It makes me uncomfy..

  18. #10
    Points: 12,566, Level: 26
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 84
    Overall activity: 52.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered10000 Experience PointsSocial
    Cotton1's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    1023
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Memphis and Arkansas
    Posts
    3,805
    Points
    12,566
    Level
    26
    Thanks Given
    961
    Thanked 1,015x in 794 Posts
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    To increase awareness of pets who.are neglected , have nobody to love and often cross the Rainbow Bridge having never known the things many pets take for granted. Please help them. Many small combined efforts equal a huge collectiveve effort...
    knock knock , its k-notts. Open up Cotton. Ok, I love animals, I miss dead grandma, I cried when I saw a dog hit by a car. Have I opened up enough for you K-notts? It makes me uncomfy..

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Critical Acclaim
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO