Many are out to sleep with euthanasia. Only one out of ten dogs born will find a permanent home. Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1. Many dogs are barely given a chance because of how they act towards other dogs. There should be more programs to rehabilitate dogs back into the real world. If they are rehabilitated they won’t be euthanized. Some euthanizations are reasonable. Like for example when the dog will not interact with humans without aggression even after some training to try to help. Also if the dog is sick and no longer comfortable living it is understandable to put them
Animal shelters provide protection and care to animals in need, but sadly have to kill animals from time to time. Ending an animal’s life with minimal pain is called animal euthanasia. No animal shelters practice euthanasia by choice, but most consider it a necessary system. Some reasons for euthanasia are lack of resources and funding in shelters, but the biggest contributor to why euthanasia exists is overcrowding. This problem can be traced to owners allowing their pets to have multiple litters of kittens or puppies without taking the responsibility to properly give them a home. This carelessness creates a huge domestic overpopulation problem. The consequences of overpopulation results in large numbers of animals being sent to humane societies. Animals are then euthanized to avoid overcrowding. Euthanasia is unethical and cruel; it should be banned from shelters.
Puppy mills, irresponsible pet owners, and backyard breeder, not shelters, are to blame for rates of euthanasia in our communities. Irresponsible pet owners choose to not spay their pets because they think it is too expensive, or they may want to breed their pet. Eventually, puppies that were a product of irresponsible owners in the community will end up at the local animal shelter. They will take shelters spots that were occupied by an adult dog now putting them up for death. Communities are killing companion animals, not the shelters they are blaming. Puppy mills are able to produce ridiculous amounts of puppies because the demand from the community is high for purebred puppies. Puppy mills are in the business of breeding for monetary
Countless lives locked away in cages and forgotten about have overwhelmed our society, it has left blood stains on our history as a species and if history has taught us anything, it’s that we have a choice to change our ways of adjusting to situations. A war which was fought in pursuit of ending such criminal means, yet we as human beings do little to nothing to end the horrific crimes of animal deaths in shelters. It is no secret that this world has become infused with problems that have extended from one side of the globe to the other. Amongst these problems lies a terrible truth: nearly every year, sums of almost eight million cats and dogs have been placed in shelters around the world. Out of these vast numbers, half will be
Should shelters have the ability to euthanize one animal in order to have the ability to serve more animals? The ownership of an animal is perhaps the biggest factor in euthanizing an animal. Emotional reasonings, such as determining when will it be an acceptable time for an animal to be euthanized, can be easily answered with logic that identifies the condition and future of an animal. No matter the outcome one should keep in mind the standards of an animal’s welfare in order to make the best decision
The euthanasia of animals is a very problematic social issue in the world today. Approximately there are about 7.6 million companion animals that enter animal shelters each year. Of those, about 2.7 animals are euthanized, and cats have the highest rate, according to “The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” (2017). When you hear the term euthanasia in reference to animals, you think of a painless process that ends the countless suffering your pet had to endure over the span of their lives. There are many reasons for which these animals are “put to sleep.” When most pet owners put their pets to sleep it is because their pets have incurable disease, painful illness, behavioral problems and are of old age. When an animal is suffering and is no longer able to recover, this process may be the most humane thing to do. However, euthanasia turns into murder when perfectly healthy animals are killed. Since there is an overpopulation of animals there are many animals left on the street wandering alone. When there isn’t any room for all these new animals being brought in from off the streets, shelters have no other option, but to euthanize. Each year more and more dogs and cats are born and sent into shelters, but for every animal being born another one has to leave and once the animal leave they are most likely going to be euthanized. No matter the situation animals are losing their lives for no clear reason.
A local group of animal welfare activists demanded that you deny the school's request. They argue that the majority of these animals are lost or stolen pets and it is tragic to think that previously loved dogs could end up on a surgical table for an experiment. Furthermore, they claim that as people become aware that animals taken to shelters may end up in research laboratories, they will stop using the shelters and simply set these animals free.
dignified painless death is a lot better than leaving them out to die on the streets. Also they feel that allowing a dog or cat to be subjected to abuse and neglect is inhumane and worse than death. ( Mountain, p.2 ). I totally agree with them, but resorting to euthinization is not the only solution. We should look to the pet owners and the people of our society for the solutions. Animal shelters should have campaigns to help promote the adoption of animals in their shelter. Reach out to the people of society and let them know what kind of influence a pet can bring into their life. We shouldn't give up on these
According to The Department of Justice estimates that nearly 25 dogs are killed by law enforcement every day in the United States. That equals 10,000 per year. Every circumstance and breed of animal is represented in these groups of murdered animals. Everything from German
Puppy Mills don’t treat the dogs the way they should be treated. A website called, Humanesociety.org writes, “Puppy Mills disregard the dogs’ health” that proves that dogs are not healthy in puppy mills. That website also said that there was a dog that was bought at a puppy mill and in less than a week, the dog passed away from a type of illness. That proves that they don’t take good care of their dogs so they get sick and die. It also made mine think, that The website also described that 3 million is the estimated number of dogs and cats euthanized by shelters every year in the U.S. That made me think well, isn’t it sad that 3 million dogs die every year from a non natural death, this also made me
Dogs are not just cute and fuzzy friends. Since it has been thousands of years that dogs have been trained to do things for humans, we can now count on dogs to do very specific jobs. For example, the article from the U.S. Department of Justice says, “Service animals are defined as dogs that are
Rather, it is the dog owners who should take full responsibility for their dog’s actions and by having breed-specific legislation take effect in the law, it causes awareness that prosecution is possible and causes owners to take regulations and follow rules in order to reduce detriment in their society and should be followed at all costs. Strongly enforced dog control laws such as leash laws, generic guidelines for dealing with dangerous dogs and increased public education efforts to promote responsible dog ownership are all positive ways to protect communities from aggressive
Population Control: Help control the U.S. pet population with spay and neuter services. The Humane Society notes an estimated 6 to 8 million homeless animals enter U.S. shelters every year, with less than half of these pets adopted and the rest euthanized.
In my opinion, this is a terrible issue. These animals are dying because of this with no fault of their own. If the overpopulation in shelters continues we will not have a place to put all of these animals except for in the ground. A shelter is supposed to be used as a safe place for lost, homeless pets, but it is being abused and turned into a trashcan due to the overpopulation. Some may argue that there are “no kill” shelters, and although that is true to some extent, it is not entirely true. The sad truth is that “in most cases even when a shelter calls themselves a ‘no-kill’ shelter it simply means they give the dogs they don't want to a shelter that IS a kill shelter” (Maguire). Overpopulation is costing animals their lives. Do you know what else overpopulation is costing? Us. It costs the United States taxpayers $2 billion a year “to impound, shelter, euthanize, and dispose of homeless animals” (“Animal Overpopulation”). These statistics are hard to take in, but they are very real and this is why I think something needs to change.