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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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At defined time points, mice from each group were euthanized, and their kidneys were preserved in 10% buffered formalin.
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.
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.
Del Mar suffered its second casualty of the week when it was revealed Friday that Madame Kiawah, a 4-year-old Malibu Moon filly trained by Sergio Fiscal, had to be euthanized after breaking down in Wednesday's fifth race.
The deaf Belgium twins who were euthanized were identified as Marc and Eddy Verbessem, 45.
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.
SHREWSBURY -- A woman whose dog was deemed dangerous and ordered to be euthanized withdrew her appeal, but the dog is nowhere to be found.
Shelters are required to have pentobarbital on hand, because state law did not allow elderly, pregnant or sick animals to be euthanized with carbon monoxide.
each year, and about half of them must be euthanized, many because there are not enough suitable homes for them.
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.
Dolly, the most famous sheep since Mary's little lamb, was euthanized on Feb.
But the dog is too angry and frightened to be tamed, and when she attacks shelter workers she must be euthanized.
The euthanized animal calmly lays down and goes to sleep.
A growing number of people carry a card in their wallet stating they do not wish to be euthanized under any circumstances when they must stay overnight at a hospital.