Looking at my elderly dog this morning, the topic of euthanasia popped into my mind. Although he is getting up there in years and is still in pretty good shape, I wondered at what point if any in his life that would have to be considered. I have only been able to picture him living out his life in a natural state. These thoughts transitioned to the overall topic of euthanasia. As humans we consider it inhumane to let an animal live when they are dying or their quality of life has become extremely poor. However, we consider it murder when a human being is in that same situation. Why? At least most people who are in that state are able to communicate their wishes. With animals we are just assuming that the animal wants to be put out of their misery. What gives humans the right to play as gods with other species, and yet we realize that overstep with other humans and call it wrong?
The world never sleeps.