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Most people accept that painlessly ending the suffering of animals is an act of compassion. As a veterinarian I often had the decision to put an animal to sleep placed in my hands, because animals cannot give consent. Yet even when we give consent and beg for help, the law denies humans the same compassion.
BRU ELS (Reuters) - A 17-year-old has committed doctor-a isted suicide in Belgium, the first minor to do so under rules adopted in 2014 allowing euthanasia for people of all ages, the head of the nati...
Marriage equality, indigenous recognition and euthanasia.
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Yellowstone National Park officials made "heroic efforts" before deciding to euthanize a newborn bison that well-meaning tourists put into the trunk of their SUV, a spokeswoman said. The death of the...
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It's one of the most personal and interesting questions you can ask someone. And yet, generally, here in Australia, we don't ask. Death is seen as a kind of taboo -- something sad and heavy, too dark to talk about. But what about the kind where you get to choose? Why aren't we discussing euthanasia?
The "death with dignity" movement marked a victory in California Friday when the state Senate pa ed a bill allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the help of a physician. The En...