No, I'm not talking about someone who can't drop their emotional support service animal. Those people need to put down the pet and grow a set. There was a thread in the general discussion about a guy struggling with the decision to put his cat down after he thought it had a stroke, and was acting funny / couldn't walk. I unsuccessfully tried to derail that conversation to talk about killing animals. I was asked to move it to the dungeon. Serious question. And I'm not even that much of an animal lover, so I don't have strong feelings here, just interested to understand people: Why do a lot of people think it's better to put their pet down when it has lost mobility, or is acting weird, or can't walk like it used to, or as people put it "has a low quality of life"? We don't do this to humans - A: Because we're not allowed to B: Because I don't think most people would (feel free to provide conflicting opinions). I think most of us wouldn't put our Mother down when she has a stroke, just because she can't speak right or move around like she used to. We wouldn't put our children down if they broke a leg and didn't walk right anymore. We take care of them, and let them live out their lives as best they can. So why do people see it acceptable to do this to our pets? I think it's an acceptable answer if the animal is obviously in incurable excruciating pain. I also don't advocate for people spending a fortune to save an animal. But if the animal can live without intense pain, and live out it's days on earth naturally, even if not in full function, why not let it? Why not let it die naturally?