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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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The news of Tundra's death comes in the wake of the oldest male polar bear in the country being euthanized at Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, last week.
Prior to those programs developing, there were probably more dogs in the Southeast that got euthanized because there were more dogs in shelters in the Southeast," Dr.
Ed Stewart, president of Performing Animal Welfare Society, says the 46-year-old elephant named Iringa was euthanized Wednesday at the group's sanctuary in San Andreas.
After it received an original inquiry from Bio Corporation in February, Woodward Animal Control will get $3 for every euthanized cat it sends to the company, if each of the cat is more than 12 inches in length.
Dog and cat owners can consent to having their euthanized pet's pancreas donated to the network to be used for research on treating canine and feline diabetes.
9 order that her dog Saydee, a 2-year-old boxer-type, be euthanized.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the leading non-profit devoted to animal welfare, reports that in the 1970s American shelters euthanized between 12 and 20 million cats and dogs every year at a time when there were 67 million pets in U.
All infected animals have been euthanized and the village has been put under 3-month quarantine.
Over 50,000 of 80,000 shelter animals in Los Angeles County were euthanized last year, according to the Heigl Foundation.
Those cuts will require a 58 percent increase in the number of dogs and cats euthanized over the next fiscal year, according to Kathy Davis, interim general manager of the Animal Services department.
Imagine a world where no dog is ever euthanized for being homeless.
When people can be confident that animals sent to the shelter will not be euthanized, "They won't abandon them on the street or leave them tied up in the backyard," says Maddie's Fund.
One study in Holland showed that approximately 15 percent of the annual deaths in Holland result from a doctor directly or indirectly killing a patient--and as many as half had not ask to be killed--despite legal requirements in Holland that to be euthanized legally, a patient must make repeated requests to die, have uncontrollable pain, have witnesses, and have two doctors who agree.
Mice were euthanized when the BUN reached or exceeded 50 mg/dL and/or proteinuria reached or exceeded 2,000 mg/dL.