Thursday, 23 September 2010

Morning Scepticism: Humane

Animals are often euthanised, we claim it's the humane thing to do. When it's suffering and there's nothing else that can be done for it the animal is put down. Yet when it comes to our species, the humane thing is apparently to let people degenerate and suffer beyond comprehension because euthanasia destroys the sanctity of life. It does seem somewhat ironic that we call what we do to animals humane yet deny even the opportunity for humans to take that same course of action - even on their own volition.

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