Friday, October 17, 2008

This is a serious post about suffering

Us dogs aren’t allowed to suffer. If we are suffering so badly or if our lives become impossible to bear lots of us have owners who love us to bits and who would ensure that we are put out of our misery. I find it reassuring that mum would never let me suffer.

Unfortunately human beings don’t have that reassurance, because it is illegal to put a human being out of his or her misery. Human beings in most parts of the world are expected to simply put up with it and some end up with a terrible existence or have to suffer a long painful death. My mum had to watch her own mum die very slowly and painfully because of the laws in the UK. Mum says that life is more than breath, and I agree with her. Here is a very sad story about a young man who wasn't in insufferable pain, but who could no longer bear living. It made mum cry. A very brave young man

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