There are so many ways humans mistreat animals it is hard to decide where to start in fighting for better laws to protect them.
I have been made aware of many states passing laws to make documenting animal abuse against the law. In California, the law calls it TERRORISM to take pictures of industry abuse of animals, like puppy mills, or meat producers, such as the chicken ,pig or cattle industry, who confine animals in pens where they can not even turn around, Or egg producers, where chickens spend their lives packed in little cages. Or slaughter houses that use cruel methods on "downers" that cannot stand long enough to be killed properly.
Many pictures have been posted on Facebook lately of the treatment on "factory" farms . The abuse these animals endure for their short life, Is sickening. And the industry is being pressured to stop such cruelty. Their answer is to make it illegal to document the continuing abuse. The treatment of living, feeling, creatures. as if they were machines, kept and fed, in the smallest possible space, It increases the profit margins for the company. The feelings of the animal is of no concern to them. And they are fighting to prevent the public from seeing just how inhumane it really is.
I only hope we open our eyes and see some of the more pervasive cruel treatment done to millions of animals who are raised to die for our food. And work for their humane treatment. And not allow laws to be passed to protect the industry that treats animals as crops with out feelings.
Mr Moe does not understand that Hospice is for PALITIVE care. If he wanted more than that he should have withdrawn his mom from their care. As for not receiving tube feeding. That should have been addressed with the doctor. The nurses and rest home cannot give or withhold treatment unless ordered to do so by a doctor. I am very sorry for your loss. But I fear you didn't understand the concept of hospice. We had my sister-in-law ,stepfather, mother, and brother . All in hospice during their last days from cancer. We were aware that only comfort measures, or PALITIVE care is offered. It is a end of life service. And a person can withdraw at any time if not satisfied.
I was very happy with the care my loved ones received, My mother and brother, (and his first wife) died at home, It was hospice that allowed this, Without their help, they would have died in either a hospital, or a rest home. I am sure that many people are able to care for their loved ones at home only with the help of hospice. But in the end, it is the doctor that decides what medications, treatments and tests and such that hospice nurses give.
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