The beautiful horse Barbaro had to be euthanized this week after suffering a terrible break and complications.
Now, when it comes to our charges in the animal world, we give them what they need when they are dying and in pain.
People? Nah. Let 'em suffer. Sure, you can dope up someone until they cannot talk (but don't let them smoke that wacky weed! that be illegal!).
I'm really not sure why it is that we cannot get our brains wrapped around the idea that our terminally-ill loved ones in pain should not be allowed to suffer.
Or why it is that folks will try and prolong the life via machines of a person that is just a shell?
Christ on a pony, can the AIDS or Cancer patients at the least smoke a fucking joint?
Sometimes I've heard, "hey, we're talking about people here, not animals".