Results for - Euthanizing Pets if the Owner dies
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A dog owner in America had her healthy pet put down and cremated to be buried with her when she died.In the UK, healthy pets can and do get put down by their owners, but only after a consultation process with a vet and if there is no better option for the animal.Virginia law rules that pets are considered personal property, which allows vets to put them down according to their owner's wishes.
US laws vary from state to state, but some do allow pets to be buried with their human owners.
In Virginia, the National Memorial Park Cemetary has a pet graveyard, Noah's Ark Pet Cemetary, next to its human burial sites.
1. Are you aware that some pet owners ask for their pet(s) to be buried with them if they die?
2. Do you agree/disagree with putting down and cremating pets with their owner's grave?
3. If you are a pet-owner would you wish your pet to be cremated with you if you die?
4. Before euthanizing pets the vets will guide clients through a rational and ethical decision-making process to arrive at a decision that's in the animal's best interests, after carefully considering all available options and the circumstances of the pet and the owner. Do you think it is ethical to put down a healthy pet with you just because the pet does not have any alternative options?