So this lady wants thave her pet dog put down and cremeated when she (the owner) dies. IS she being selfish?
“In the eyes of the law, pets are possessions and when you die, you have the right to decide where they go but what if that means bringing those pets to the grave with you?
That is what one Aurora woman decided to do. Connie Lay’s attorney tells us she had a few possible plans laid out for her dog Bella at her death. One of them being the German Shepard be put down and her ashes put with hers. It’s a fate Bella is set to meet Tuesday morning despite objections from volunteers who want to give her a good home.”
This is the question I asked on the air. Help me understand what’s going on here. Several women called in and agreed that they are planning to do the same thing.
I did a poll of vets. Vets usually won’t put to death a healthy animal, but shelters will and Peta does. Remember a few years back all the pitbulls put to death at the local shelter. What’s the difference? In all these stories there were people willing to adopt the pets, why is it okay if you make the choice to do it versus the pet shelter?
People are quick to bring up abortion. I guess there’s something to be said about that. But with abortion, women say ‘it’s our bodies’ – you can’t make the same claim about your dog.
I sat and held my cat last night, he’s ill. He hurt his ear the other day. I can’t imagine that if I die, I’d wish the same fate on him. Someone would take care of him, family, friends… and if not. You know, he’ll survive. I had a woman calling me last night that said that she hand fed her dog chicken breast everyday, “he doesn’t even know he’s a dog” she claimed that he’d never survive w/o her. You know what though? He would. He’s a dog. Put him on the street. Deprive him of chicken breast. Once he gets hungry, he’ll remember what it’s like to be a dog. Heck, if you keel over, he might even taste you if he gets hungry enough.
The lack of value we put on all life in this country is disturbing. But, not nearly as disturbing as the extreme value we place on our own lives. If you’re so bold to think that you should have a say in the life or death of another creature AFTER you pass, I’d question why you value your own opinion that much.
There were wide spread stories of the pope saying that ‘All Dogs Go To Heaven’ or some such thing. You can fact check it here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/13/pope-francis-all-dogs-do-go-to-heaven/
But, I’d suggest it’s not the pope’s decision to make, and it certainly isn’t yours. People have suggested that maybe these women think that they can kill their pets so their pets will be with them in heaven as soon as possible. That’s sick and weird. Would you kill your husband so he can be there with you? This is what happens when society starts deciding that anything they believe is valid. It’s dangerous and always leads to death.
Please don’t kill your dog if you die. I’ll find a home for it.