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Euthanasia For Animals Essays

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Euthanasia
One of the most widely debated topics in the animal industry is euthanasia. The topic of euthanasia causes arguments around the world because the word takes the best of the emotional side of human nature causing the people against euthanasia to feel that it is inhumane, unfair, and a sin to euthanize animals for any reason. In a way these emotional feelings overcome the human mind thus stop them from thinking logically.
Even though the word euthanasia can have several meanings throughout different dictionaries, there is only one origination of the word which is from the Greek word “eu” meaning good and “thanatos” meaning death; when combined together the word means good death. This meaning is the true meaning of the word,
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The animals would have a “life” however, it would be full of pain and distress because there would be more chances of them being abused and not fully taken care of since they would be locked in a kennel 24/7 with the thousands of other animals without homes that would also want attention but would only get divided attention if any, with only 6-8 staff members working per hour and only available during the 10 hours per day. Euthanasia is by far the most humane thing to do because it saves the animals from living a life not worth living. Lastly, if none of the other reasoning’s are arguable enough, people bring in the religious perspective. One might say that in the religion of Islam or Christianity all life is sacred and can only be taken by god, however, this is not true for animals. The last prophet of Islam named Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is believed to be sent to the world to spread Islam and is known as one of the greatest followers of Islam. The Hadith contains a large collection of traditions, admonitions and stories about his relationship to animals. Through the stories in the Hadith it is known that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) believed that as part of God’s creation, animals should be treated with dignity. Further more, “Allah has ordained kindness (or excellence) in everything. If killing is to be done,
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