Originally Posted by djblisk
Jeezus. Just saw video of a California man invite his dog into the car then later on taking the dog out and throwing it over a cliff.
The whole story might be different. If he had to put the dog down because of incurable illness and he was virtually certain the dog would be killed on impact, it might be a pretty good way of doing it. The dog's body would go to feed wildlife and be reincorporated into the cycle of life and nature. Perhaps more to the point, he would have saved the several hundred dollars it costs to have a dog put down in a veterinary clinic-- a strange and threatening environment for the dog spend his last moments of life anyway. I remember one clinic was willing to let me have Dempsey put down on a grass lawn outside the clinic. He was growling at the needle as it went in, and then his big head dropped. I just said, "Good-bye, Dempsey", as I turned and walked away, leaving his big, beautiful, deep-red body lying on the bright green grass in the late afternoon sunshine. One of my hardest days, and I am weeping profusely as I recount the story, even though it all happened over 10 years ago.