I dislike the guilt trip whenever Sarah Mclachan comes on. So, I tried to figure out how we as a society can eradicate this euthanasia (like hunger, like poverty, etc) & still fulfill the love of puppies/kitties, etc.
- Senior citizens (human) may be good recipients of older pets (less active, etc)
- Problem may be that older animals need more healthcare.
- some older pets have developed behavioral problems (as part of life experiences)
Maybe we can tax the adoption of animals <(less than) 1 year old. The tax goes into the healthcare of senior animals. For the misbehaving creatures, we can start schools where "handlers"(aka humans) and the "handled"(aka pets) go to train each other. After the session, the handler returns home to their pet better at discipline and the "handled" is ready for adoption.
Then there's always the social security benefits to seniors (which can be used for senior pet programs) - but we won't talk about it here :-}
*only issue now is how to deal with medium age pets (1 to 7 years old?) - guess more SM commercials..