If I, as a veterinary surgeon, were to end the life of a suffering animal by starving it or allowing it to die from an untreated respiratory infection, I would expect to be struck off the Veterinary Register for cruelty. Yet these are the methods advocated for children by the ethics adviser of the British Medical Association.
Why, I wonder, should we be kinder to dogs than to children?
LEONARD BLACK FRCVS
Wonersh, SurreyReuse content