Last week, Bill Brady, one of Illinois' state senators, had backed a bill allowing up to ten animals to be euthanized at once. It was a suggestion by a local veterinarian. What were they thinking?
So many pets have the capacity to love and just want a home. Why would anyone working in a shelter take that lightly? It was a huge misstep by the politician but I fault the person who suggested this idea more. Killing a bunch of dogs in a gas chamber? Why? Is it all about cost-efficiency? It's bad enough that any of these dogs have to be euthanized at all. I can only imagine what the animal welfare workers go through every day they have to do that part of the job.
Here is the article from the Sun-Times in its entirety.
That's all I really have to say. If you would like to share your thoughts please do. I am still fuming about this to make much sense. Thank goodness it's been shelved.