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asked 2015-12-28 10:44:41 -0500

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many animals are euthanized sometimes they are very healthy. but the owner wants that simply because they don't really want to take care of them in their old age, or whatever the problem is (behavior sometimes), so suppose if you are a veterinarian(sikh), how should he or she feel about this.

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answered 2015-12-31 13:56:57 -0500

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Guru Har Rai was a hunter - but a quite unusual one. He did not kill for food, but he would let free the souls of suffering animals. For instance there was once a snake wiggling in pain and dying and Guru Har Rai put it out of its misery, and its soul was let free (according to Suraj Prakash Granth). A similiar event happened to Guru Hargobind with a python.

Euthanasia of animals is only justified when the animal is sick and dying to the point where it cannot be reversed. Killing an animal because you cannot take care of it is selfish and cruel.

Blessings unto you, friend.

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answered 2016-01-02 18:11:41 -0500

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Thanks I did not know that about our amazing gurus. as vet i suppose one must be conscious. And refuse if the reason is flaky and unauthentic.

Basically sikhism is about practically its amazing.

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