There are a lot of people in anti-PETA, anti-VEG, and anti-AR groups etc...
Who will tend to poke fun at AR folks and groups like PETA for euthanizing animals.
While I personally am not in agreement with much of PETA's image and "tactics" so to speak, the fact that they euthanize animals sometimes is not one of them... Just as I'm not wholly against county and city run shelters having to euthanize animals as well.
The way I see it is the pet overpopulation problem is mankind's fault. We wouldn't even have all these breeds of "pet" animals if humans hadn't kept breeding them to get them to exist. Now the other problems that exist because of it are puppy mills, not enough people spaying or neutering their pets, and people insisting on buying pure-bred animals from breeders instead of adopting animals from shelters, or only adopting pure-breds from the rescue groups that exist which take them from bad homes and need to find them good homes.
Many state or county run shelters are often under equipped, under-sized, and/or understaffed to deal with the animal population issues in their area in a very organized or humane way... If they have a high rate of animals coming in that is hard for them to deal with then they have a high euthanization rate as well. But there is also not ever enough funds to form enough non-profit, no-kill shelters for every animal in need of a good home either, despite many organizations and groups best intentions and efforts.
The way I see it is, so long as people neglect to spay/neuter their animals... and so long as there are still people who will not adopt their animals but instead insist on going through pet-stores and breeders, ...there are always going to be a huge number of "unwanted" pets. There are just not feasibly enough GOOD homes in this world for every animal out there right now that gets turned over to a shelter, (be it a kill or no-kill facility)... and I think that because of that, euthanization must exist, and in many cases it is doing the animal more of favor than letting them languish in overcrowded cages and kennels.
Anyway, I bring the topic up because I thought I would poll all of you fellow vegan and vegetarian folks on here to ask what you think.
Do you think...
A. - Euthanization of animals is ever acceptable, and/or even necessary?
B. - All shelters that euthanize should be banned and/or replaced with no-kill facilities?
C. - Euthanization is bad/wrong unless only in THE MOST dire of cases when an animal is obviously so sick, injured or tempermentally dangerous in such a way that it is "unadoptable"?
D. - Euthanization of animals is wrong, period, regardless of the circumstance or situation?