Abortion, euthanasia and unwanted puppies; an ethical nightmare.
”Imagine you are a veterinarian and a dog-owner requests you to abort a litter of puppies from her valuable pedigree breeding bitch. The neighbour’s male dog, a cross-bred got out a few weeks ago and mated her. How would you proceed?” A conundrum presented to us ethics students by a university professor had us wondering what we could, and should do in the given situation. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 is arguably one of the most advanced pieces of legislation designed to protec