Shetlander Posted February 20, 2014 Report Share Posted February 20, 2014 There is a guy at my work who twice has brought up that when one of his pets needs to be put down, he shoots the animal. I’m not sure how the subject came up either time (once it was the two of us, the other time we were in a small group). I certainly didn’t move the conversation in that direction. Both times I gave him zero response other than changing the subject when we were alone and ignoring his comment in the small group. Now, I fully understand that it used to be shooting an animal was the way you provided a humane death. And I also fully understand that I wasn’t raised around firearms and am not personally comfortable with guns. I don’t live in the country (this guy does, but my area is rural with small towns). From childhood on, whenever one of our pets needed to be euthanized, we took them to the vet’s. And that is enough of a grueling experience for me. I am wondering about people’s thoughts on shooting a pet when you could have a vet put the animal down. It isn’t a money thing for this guy. I am just curious and probably morbid. I can’t imagine shooting one of my pets, unless that was the only way I had to put them out of their suffering. But again, I have never shot an animal and don’t fully understand what that would entail. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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