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Nantou foreigner "euthanizes" injured dog with tree branch

Re: Nantou foreigner "euthanizes" injured dog with tree branch

Postby hansioux » 21 Jul 2015, 17:18

Rocket wrote:euthanasia
[yoo-thuh-ney-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
Also called mercy killing. the act of putting to death painlessly or allowing to die, as by withholding extreme medical measures, a person or animal suffering from an incurable, especially a painful, disease or condition.
painless death.

Well, the actual word itself means good death. A good death for non-Klingons would ideally involve no pain. The best way we know how to achieve that is through lethal injection. Mercy killing is the word's extended meaning, as it relieves pain already being suffered. I don't know how good a death it is to have one's skull crushed by Groot, but it's not the first image the word euthanasia evokes.
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Re: Nantou foreigner "euthanizes" injured dog with tree branch

Postby Ducked » 19 Aug 2015, 20:07

tommy525 wrote:Many moons ago I was driving to the airport in Taoyuan and from a distance I saw a dog in the middle of the road and assumed it was dead. As i got closer i realized it was still alive but probably mortally wounded. The only thing I could do was to go over the dog (my Peugeot had a high ground clearance) to avoid running it over.

You could have deliberately run it over again, to finish it off, but that's hard to do and you have to either interpret and react accurately and quickly, or go back.

Quite tough to go back.

I saw a contorted cat in similar circs, easier to run over, but it took me quite a while to make myself go back, and then I couldn't find it.

I have killed an injured deer with a knife, but I'm not sure I'd do it again. Seemed to take a very long time, and no one involved was having any fun.
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