In both research and veterinary medicine, humans have been given the right to decide when it is humane for an animal to be put down. However, the same is not the case with other human beings, as evidenced by the debate about human euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS). While some countries have legalized PAS, the United States remains in doubt about giving patients the “right to die” and doctors the authority to euthanize them as per their wishes. It is out of this debate that legal documents such as the advanced directives have arisen.
RSVP below to join us and our panel for a lunchtime panel exploring different perspectives on animal and human euthanasia, and the authority to kill.