In the articles of Jeremy Rifkin, Victoria Braithwaite, and Ed Yong, there's a deep research and debate whether animals should be given the right to have human rights or not. All authors include their perspective on the issue and provide scientific evidence. However, I believe that there should be a separation of rights between animals and humans because there is no biological basis for drawing the line. Giving the right to apes, what factors exclude other mammals like dogs, cats, and birds.
Americans now are spending way too much money on their pets. In our society, people nowadays are going overboard on what they consider necessary for their animals. People are spending money in the thousands just for their pets to have a few more months of agony and pain. Some people even care more about their animals over their own family. Animals are great and make our lives better but when they are suffering and all we can do is extend their pain for a few months and pay thousands of dollars it just isn’t worth it.
Euthanasia has constantly been a heated debate amongst commentators, such as the likes of legal academics, medical practitioners and legislators for many years. Hence, the task of this essay is to discuss the different faces minted on both sides of the coin – should physicians and/or loved ones have the right to participate in active euthanasia? In order to do so, the essay will need to explore the arguments for and against legalizing euthanasia, specifically active euthanasia and subsequently provide a stand on whether or not it should be an accepted practice.
Euthanasia is a humane way to end the life of someone suffering. For example,” Advocates for physician assisted dying said it is important for people who are suffering intolerable pain to have the option of dying as dignified as possible” (Warren).
“Kill him! Kill him! He deserves to die!” A crowd chants at Damien Echols who was accused of murdering three young children. When going into custody at the courthouse many people chanted and wanted him dead like those three young children. Damien was found guilty and was sentenced life in prison. As time progressed Damien was actually found innocent and took the alfred plea that made him still have it on his record, but he was free. Although he was free,and he had taken the plea he was still getting threats saying he should die and people were coming for him. That is just cruel because there is no reason to kill the guy because he's out of jail. In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck there were many killings that were not necessary. In the world today many people say killing is justified, but in reality it's not.
In the case of Jesse Winston vs. the District Attorney, our initial response was one of shock and despair. There was no doubt that Jesse Winston had killed his wife of fifty six years, Annie Winston age seventy nine, but was it murder? There was a great deal of mixed emotion in the room. The entire courtroom was filled with tears, tears of compassion, and tears of pain. Maybe he was taking medication that may have altered his thought process? It was the only rational that we could come to initially; being that he just killed the woman he loved his entire adult life, the one he walked down the alter with, the one he had children with, grandchildren with, and made a life with. Our feelings were of sadness, that he thought this was his only
The current issue concerning my CORE program would have to be over populated shelters. My view point would be this true in almost every shelter around Oklahoma and many other States you hear about how they are needing families to adopt these animals to help avoid the animals to being put down. There is so many backyard breeders that just keeps adding more and more to the over crowed shelters.
“Nola (a female White Rhino) was euthanized — put to sleep — at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Sunday, according to a statement from the park on its Facebook page. Her illness from a bacterial infection and age-related health problems had become worse.” Wrote Washington Post. Nola was put to sleep because she was in a condition that continued to get worse, and her pain persisted. It was necessary for her to get euthanized because she was suffering and in lots of pain. I believe it is ethical to euthanize animals that are suffering, but never if they are still healthy. It was the best decision for Nola because her quality of life was so poor.
Coco was my first family dog, in 2012 Coco suddenly died in an accident on the beach and I was devastated; a day of fort making and fun turned into a day of sadness. That was one of the most devastating days of my life and I can see the same experience happening for those who cared for the northern white rhino, Nola. “Rare white rhino population drops to 3 with euthanasia at San Diego Zoo”, by Washington Post, talked about the euthanization of one out of the four rare northern white rhinos from the San Diego Zoo. Euthanization is ethical to a certain extent because some animals that experience a lot of pain do not deserve to suffer.
The human race has greatly benefitted through the use of animals. They have not only been a great form of companionship for people, but have also helped with the success in the world of medicine. For many years, the rights of animals and animal experimentation have been up for debate on whether or not it should be legal. Some may find that animal testing has led to major advancements in the medical world and that it is a small price to pay to save millions of lives, but others believe it is inhumane and that animals should be given the same rights as humans. Although the experimentation of animals has furthered medical knowledge, it should not be allowed because it is brutal and animals are unable to give their approval.
Steven Hawking, the British physicist asked “We don't let animals suffer, so why humans?” The controversial issues of euthanasia started from 5th Century BC. The Hippocratic Oath prohibited physicians give a lethal drug to anyone, not even if asked for. However, most ancient Greek or Roman physicians ignored. They supported for voluntary euthanasia as opposed to prolonged pain. This essay suggest that active euthanasia should be supported. This essay elaborate the statement in three argument. Firstly, according to utilitarianism, active euthanasia can produces greatest net pleasure and happiness. Secondly, some philosopher Mary Anne Warren and Frances Kamm states that the practice of active euthanasia is kind and merciful, which allow people
Everyone has the right to choose to live or die. Death is part of life that can 't be avoided. This is a natural phenomenon in the process of life is birth, aging, illness and death. Euthanasia, in some words "Mercy Killing or Physician assisted Suicide." Euthanasia is to help patients who despair and cannot be cured to die peacefully and to have free from suffering. Tulloch Gail from Edinburgh University Press said that Euthanasia can be categorized in two respects. First, if patients have requests for medical help injection for themselves, it is called Voluntary Euthanasia and did not a request from patients, it called Involuntary Euthanasia. Second, if the doctor injected into the patient died, it is called Active Euthanasia but if the doctor lets the patient died by themselves, it is called Passive Euthanasia (2005). However, Euthanasia is also illegal in some countries. It also has people who disagree with this kind of killing. Some people think it is a crime. I agree that Euthanasia is the right ways for patients. There are many reasons why Euthanasia is valid.
Euthanasia can be interpreted in different ways depending on the person/point of view. Euthanasia is another word for mercy-killing, those who are in great pain and their treatments show no sign of progress can choose euthanasia as an option to die mercifully and with dignity. When a person goes through euthanasia, they consume a euthanasia solution through a vein or by drinking it. Then, they rest as the solution kills them. There have been many controversies on whether euthanasia should be legalized. For example, people have argued for the right to live and the right to die. The term, euthanasia, is sometimes misinterpreted and not thoroughly analyzed by others to be truly understood why its controversies exist.
Imagine having to endure so much pain and suffering for a majority of your life that you would just want it all to end. Well, there is a way one can stop their own pain and suffering and it is called euthanasia. Euthanasia is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease. The act may only be done solely to those diagnosed with terminal illnesses such as cancer, aids, and heart disease. Many people agree with the idea of euthanasia as it can help those who are suffering be stripped of all the pain they are enduring. Whereas, others disagree with the idea of euthanasia because they believe the patient should have a chance to be treated and regain their health instead of choosing the “instant death” route and it may increase the number of assisted suicides. Euthanasia has been made legal in several places around the world such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia, India, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, Japan and Canada. The only U.S. states that have legalized euthanasia are Washington, Oregon, Colorado, California, Washington D.C., Vermont and Montana (“Legality of