Tell the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to Denounce Euthanasia on Healthy Animals!

Some Canadian vets still put healthy pets to sleep at the owner's request, but the nation's veterinary association has nothing to say about it.

Owners who grow tired of their pets or are unable to care for them will sometimes request to have them euthanized for their own convenience. Though healthy pets can be placed in shelters or foster homes for a chance at a good-quality life with a new, loving owner, some owners simply don't want to bother. It is easier to go to their vet and request to have their pet put down.

Most vets refuse to euthanize healthy animals, but the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association has no position on the matter. It only says that "humane euthanasia of animals is an ethical veterinary procedure." This statement may validate some vets' decision to euthanize even healthy animals.

Healthy pets should always be given a chance to live their lives to the fullest in a loving home. Please sign the petition to urge the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to officially denounce the practice of euthanizing healthy pets!

I am saddened that Canadian vets still put healthy pets to sleep at the owner's request, but the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association has no position on the matter.
Owners who grow tired of their pets or are unable to care for them will sometimes request to have them euthanized for their own convenience. Though healthy pets can be placed in shelters or foster homes for a chance at a good-quality life with a new, loving owner, some owners simply don't want to bother. It is easier to go to their vet and request to have their pet put down. Most vets refuse to euthanize healthy animals, but your guidelines don't support this ethical choice. They only say that "humane euthanasia of animals is an ethical veterinary procedure." This statement may validate some vets' decision to euthanize even healthy animals.I believe that healthy pets should always be given a chance to live their lives to the fullest in a loving home. I respectfully urge you to officially denounce the practice of euthanizing healthy pets! Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this petition.
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