The Importance Of Euthanasia In America

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Should Euthanasia be legal in America? Euthanasia is an act of painlessly killing someone by mercy. Then why is Euthanasia illegal? It is because people want a right to live. An example would be in the book, Of Mice And Men, Candy’s dog is killed because he was old and he stinks (Steinbeck 47). Animals are a different than humans and should be treated that way by Americans and other people around the world. Some people believe it to be morally right, it helps animals, and all families are affected by it. Why should some people believe Euthanasia to be morally right in the world? According to “Is there a right to die?” by Leon R. Kass, they say, “a right to die is increasingly asserted and gaining popular strength.” This article also says…show more content…
Euthanasia helps animals when they are in constant pain and suffering and we want to stop it. Candy’s Dog is a great example of how it helps. In this they shoot Candy’s Dog because he was old, smelly, weak, and useless (Steinbeck 47). “Because of the high number of unwanted companion animals and the lack of good homes, sometimes the most humane thing that a shelter worker can do is give an animal a peaceful release from a world in which dogs and cats are often considered ‘surplus.’” (Euthanasia 1). While reading this, this statement stated that it would give “companion animals, a peaceful release from the world” that would mean that these dogs and cats are killed because the world does not have the habitats for them to survive in and live happy and healthy…show more content…
Euthanasia will always be a topic of controversy in the world. Anyone and everyone will get in arguments and debates about these situations. From observation, reasons people want to use euthanasia on their lives: cancer, deadly disease, and depression. This way of mercy should only be acted upon on animals because we don’t know the pain that they are going through. However Euthanasia should not be legal on humans in America, because we really do not know the situation that the person is in; there is always someone who wants to die. These people should get help from others who have studied euthanasia and this topic is prominent in their degree and others who are close to them could show them the beauty of life and how it is a blessing and not something you can take
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