I once had a cat that I took to the vet.
It was sick. Something was wrong.
It had been fine just the day before.
The trip to the vet ended up being just under $500 plus some special food the cat needed to eat while it recovered from treatment.
Suddenly, I wasn’t all that fond of the cat. I mean, it wasn’t all that useful and really it had cost me money rather than it being a productive member of the household.
What a pain. It’s just a cat.
I asked the vet (well, the lady at the front desk) in all seriousness how much it would have been just to put the animal down, as in euthanize it. Her response was to ask if I was serious. I assured her I was. She looked at me as though I had horns growing out of my head. I didn’t. She responded with $110.
Cheaper to kill the cat, humanely, than to treat it and pay an unnecessary bill.
Isn’t it weird how people get bent out of shape for euthanizing a pet (whether it is sick or not) but don’t get bent out of shape when it comes to aborting children?
The claims to kill another human, to abort a child – it bears no value, it provides nothing to society, it would be a burden, it would be cruel to bring it into the world unnecessarily, etc. – they also hold true of any animal or pet. So why the outrage over one and not the other?
Our priorities as a society are all wrong.