Euthanasia of the Companion Animal: The Impact on Pet Owners, Veterinarians and Society
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Although euthanasia of animals, especially pets, is a well-established practice in veterinary medicine, it still raises many troubling moral and ethical questions. Indeed, the intentional ending of an animal’s life, even if painlessly induced, can have various and profound repercussions for all those who are involved in the decision and its implementation.
In this unique collection of essays, 37 contributors—including veterinarians, social workers, psychologists and animal owners—discuss the individual and societal response to loss, death, grief, recovery from bereavement and the stress experienced when animals are euthanized.