Euthanasia is not the same as animal slaughter or pest control, unfortunately thatâ€™s not how it is practised in most parts of India. Euthanasia or â€˜mercy killingâ€™ is an extreme measure considered only when all other possibilities have been deliberated and tried. Itâ€™s about second chances that we as humans will afford ourselves and our near ones, but when it comes to animals, PTS is the final word.
Not very far from Delhi in a farm at Noida sector 134 is â€˜Hope 4 speechless soulsâ€™ where Anuradha Mishra nurtures all these damned animals and gives them a second chance at life. Itâ€™s no short of a miracle that about 99% of the stray animals, or sadly even domesticated ones, that this miracle worker rescues, survive. Some of them went on to live as long as 12 years or more. For her, â€˜put to sleepâ€™ (PTS) is not even a remote option as she fuses life back into these abandoned animals even if it takes days, months or years, so what if they broke their spines, lost their legs or eyes, they had â€˜hopeâ€™ and so does she.