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Comments for Animal Help Now https://ahnow.org/blog Find immediate expert help for any US wildlife emergency or wildlife conflict Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:45:06 -0600 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 Comment on Euthanasia: The Quiz. by Nanette Soistman https://ahnow.org/blog/2019/10/19/euthanasia-the-quiz/#comment-975 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:18:02 +0000 https://ahnow.org/blog/?p=474#comment-975 Being a wildlife rehabilitator I have never euthanized a healthy wild animal. Not to make room for others or for any reason. I have humanely euthanized owls with compound fracture, Fox squirrels with open wounds seething with maggots , cardinals so deformed with pox they could no longer eat. I don’t euthanize healthy animals but I do humanely euthanize suffering wildlife with no hope of recovery. I follow the Rehabilitator’s code of ethics in everything and use the wording they suggest when speaking to the public.

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Comment on Euthanasia: The Quiz. by laurie crawford https://ahnow.org/blog/2019/10/19/euthanasia-the-quiz/#comment-974 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:11:19 +0000 https://ahnow.org/blog/?p=474#comment-974 Great article. I agree 100%. I prefer the term “kill” to euthanize in all the above author provided examples. Because that is what it is. Another hated term is “put to sleep”. Nope, the animal is being killed…or euthanized, depending on the circumstances. Likewise, I oppose using “cull” as a euphemism for “kill” when referring, for example, to urban deer kills. And thank you, too, to the author for the reference to “pig”. Another objectionable term is “snake”. If you think about it we use many animal terms to describe human behaviors and charactertisitcs. This is not only inaccurate, it is far more an insult to the animal than the human.

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Comment on Ethics: Killing One Animal to Save Another by Brian Field https://ahnow.org/blog/2019/05/03/ethics-killing-one-animal-to-save-another/#comment-922 Mon, 06 May 2019 02:08:32 +0000 https://ahnow.org/blog/?p=421#comment-922 Good one Dave

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Comment on Ethics: Killing One Animal to Save Another by Dave https://ahnow.org/blog/2019/05/03/ethics-killing-one-animal-to-save-another/#comment-919 Sun, 05 May 2019 17:20:01 +0000 https://ahnow.org/blog/?p=421#comment-919 Thanks, Kara. Yes, that’s another seemingly intractable one. We’ve inherited a bit of a minefield from our forebears, and we’re certainly well on our way to passing on an even more challenging environment to the generations that will follow.

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Comment on Beware what you share! “Cute” videos are often cruel. by gerald https://ahnow.org/blog/2017/01/05/beware-what-you-share-cute-videos-are-often-cruel/#comment-918 Sun, 05 May 2019 04:06:27 +0000 https://ahnow.org/blog/?p=243#comment-918 youtube is infested with hunter videos, where they film their kills……or ‘how to slaughter a pig/chicken etc ‘ videos. I don’t see why they are allowed to stay up.

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Comment on Ethics: Killing One Animal to Save Another by Kara https://ahnow.org/blog/2019/05/03/ethics-killing-one-animal-to-save-another/#comment-916 Sat, 04 May 2019 03:47:54 +0000 https://ahnow.org/blog/?p=421#comment-916 We regularly debate a similar issue in the Seattle City Vegans Facebook group- whether it is ethical to adopt an obligate carnivore knowing one will need to feed said carnivore other animals for him/her to thrive. There is no elegant solution, as you said, and the answer seems to be: if you so choose.

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Comment on When millions of years of evolution aren’t enough by Ansley https://ahnow.org/blog/2018/06/07/when-millions-of-years-of-evolution-arent-enough/#comment-821 Fri, 06 Jul 2018 17:06:50 +0000 https://ahnow.org/blog/?p=347#comment-821 I agree millions of years cannot factor in what us humans do to our world. Thank you for helping!

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Comment on Beware what you share! “Cute” videos are often cruel. by Rose https://ahnow.org/blog/2017/01/05/beware-what-you-share-cute-videos-are-often-cruel/#comment-819 Sun, 06 May 2018 11:47:33 +0000 https://ahnow.org/blog/?p=243#comment-819 Yes, Yes, Yes! I am so glad I found your post. So many of my family and friends just don’t know the cruelty and inhumane treatment animals suffer just to entertain humans. Ive been telling them, but now I’ll share your post.

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Comment on Facebook cheats, and animals pay the price by Dave https://ahnow.org/blog/2018/03/30/facebook-cheats-and-animals-pay-the-price/#comment-810 Sat, 31 Mar 2018 15:03:37 +0000 https://ahnow.org/blog/?p=335#comment-810 Peggy, thank you for your comment. Did you read the post thoroughly? If we had the ability to make it optional, we would. That’s an issue with Google and Android, and it’s very much beyond our control. At this point our options are to either off you the ability to add a wildlife rehabilitator’s contact information to your contacts and require that you give us WRITE (NOT READ) ACCESS to your contacts, which CAN ONLY BE INITIATED BY YOU, or remove this feature entirely.

Our organization strives for transparency. Ask us any question, we’ll answer it, truthfully and completely.

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Comment on Facebook cheats, and animals pay the price by Peggy Popp https://ahnow.org/blog/2018/03/30/facebook-cheats-and-animals-pay-the-price/#comment-809 Sat, 31 Mar 2018 14:42:24 +0000 https://ahnow.org/blog/?p=335#comment-809 That’s lovely, but all the facebook privacy invasions are given as helping out the person, too. Make it optional. If I want to trade privacy for the ease of access, fine, but it’s my choice.

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