04th August 2021 | Virtual Wire | Ghost Writer

Euthanasia or Mercy Killing is a practice, to deliberately end a life, either a human being or a vet. Government’s laws, social beliefs, personal issues are some of the major deciding factors. It is a complicated process.

Euthanasia has its own pros and cons. The Netherlands became the first country that made Voluntary Euthanasia legal. Belgium, Luxemburg, Canada are some of the countries where Euthanasia is legal at present.

In March 2018, the Supreme Court of India passed a historic law, that made Passive Euthanasia legal. It was a result of Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug’s case, where she spent nearly 42 years in a vegetative state due to a sexual assault.

In some cases, people end their own life with the help of anonymous doctors, to put an end to their suffering. This is also practised on vets, to give them a peaceful death instead of letting them suffer. But, unlike humans, these vets don’t have a say in their decision.

To date, there are many debates and arguments for and against the act. It is the responsibility of the government in the country to decide and do what’s best for its people.

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