A dignified end for beloved pets | Letter

Robin Hargreaves, a past president of the British Veterinary Association, responds to Chas Newkey-Burden’s article on the ethics of keeping pets

Chas Newkey-Burden’s article (How can we say we love our pets when we treat them so badly?, theguardian.com, 25 May) makes some very valid points about the ethics of pet-keeping, but I feel it is necessary to take issue with the segment dealing with pet euthanasia.

I have been in practice for 33 years and I have carried out euthanasia on sick, injured and very aged pets on an almost daily basis. The article suggests, with reference to one report, that animals frequently vomit or soil themselves on entering the room where euthanasia is to take place.

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Source: theguardian
A dignified end for beloved pets | Letter