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Synonyms for euthanasia

mercy killing

Synonyms for euthanasia

the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

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As word got out that the specific municipality did not euthanise strays after 15 days, "in six months we had 87 dogs, while other area municipalities had none or maybe five in their pounds", she said.
A local veterinarian tried to euthanise the puppy due to overcrowding, but he somehow survived.
Early on Sunday, the team made the difficult decision to euthanise her.
If that happens, sadly we know the only humane way is to euthanise the horse.
The FUW said the Act will provide consistent legal powers across Wales, giving local authorities the power to seize, impound, return to the owner, sell, re-home or, as a last resort, euthanise horses by humane means when they are on land without lawful consent.
If it continues to beach itself it may be best to euthanise the animal so as not to prolong its suffering" Ms.
If that doesn't work, we'd do better to euthanise the stupid owners of creatures who only ever attack if they are brutalised, neglected, encouraged, un-exercised and unhappy.
The shelter then decided to stop trying to euthanise her, the Daily Star reported.
A spokeswoman for Drogheda Animal Rescue said: "He called the vet who tragically had to euthanise the cat because there is no way it would ever recover from something like this.
Campaigners argued that the RSPCA broke a promise that no immediate action would be taken to euthanise the cow who was suffering from muscular and bone problems and sores.
Northumberland County Council has revealed it had to euthanise 13 horses which it recently seized after they were found to be illegally grazing, due to the owner not coming forward to reclaim them and inability to find them new homes.