This is such a hard topic.
If a terminally ill child is in severe and intolerable pain, suffering to extremes, do they have the right to die? To choose their own death?
Belgium says yes, yes they do.
In a new bill adopted by the lower house of Belgian Parliament, the euthanasia rights that adults have have been extended to
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PETA has been fighting for animal rights for years.
They're often the only voice speaking up for those who have no voice of their own.
Though recently they've come under fire for allegedly euthanizing 90% of the animals they've sheltered!!
The Virginia Department for Agriculture and Consumer Services said PETA euthanized 1,675 of the 1,877 animals they took in their care in 2012.
The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is attacking PETA over these numbers, saying:
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Really? This is a reason to commit a dog to death?!?!
A poor pit bull has been left on death row after his owner turned him in for euthanasia…..
After the owner suspected that the dog is gay….
However, thanks to a plea on Facebook, this pit may have a chance to continue his happy life.
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This is some serious brotherly love.
Deaf twin brothers Marc and Eddy Verbessem were so frightened about becoming blind, they decided to undergo euthanasia to end their lives simultaneously.
The two 45-year-olds, worked as cobblers in Belgium for most of their natural lives, but were doomed to both become blind by a genetic form of glaucoma.
Neither of them could bear the thought of not seeing each other so they made a decision together to undergo euthanasia, a controversial treatment that Belgium legalized in 2002.
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Colleen Conlon had a special bond with her cat, Lady. She was a gift from her late daughter, who died in a car accident in 2010.
And when Lady and her other cat, Little Bit, caught fleas, her vet, Dr. Muhammad Malik, told her to come to his office and give the cats a flea bath.
So Conlon's son, Jesse, brought Lady in first, signed the paperwork and went on his merry way.
When Jesse came back with Little Bit
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Talk about a life sentence!
Chief, a wolf-dog hybrid, was on death row after neighbors complained about his aggressive behavior.
Now, he'll be guarding death row!
A Louisiana judge signed an order for the pooch to join Louisiana's maximum security prison team.
The prison sits on an 18,000 acre farm, so Chief will have lots of room to roam and police.
And he has the perfect name for the job!
With Chief on duty, we wouldn't want to get on his bad side now!
[Image via AP Images.]
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Home euthanasia? We're not so sure about this idea.
Rebecca Black's mama Georgina
Sparks Kelly has decided to get unconventional with the marketing of her veterinary skillz.
And by unconventional….we mean verging on the brink of lunacy.
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