Are Mercy Killings (Euthanasia) Ethical?


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Are Mercy Killings (Euthanasia) Ethical?
Comments by Frank and Mary Hoffman - 10 Jun 2009

Dear Richard:

We absolutely believe that animals should have the same rights as humans, and we also believe that God gave us stewardship over the animals to care for them when they are unable to care for themselves. And we also believe that humans should have the right to die if they have no hope of living. This is one of the reasons we have a living will (DNR).

We also believe that we should do everything possible to keep an animal alive and free of pain, but if we cannot end their pain and suffering, then we believe that it is best to help them die in peace.

Actually, the 5th commandment refers to intentional killing, such as murder, and we don't believe that the Hebrew language of the Bible excludes terminating life for reasons of mercy.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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