Posted: Nov 11, 2014 4:12 am
by The_Metatron
That was mine, too. But, I realized I was doing a cost/benefit analysis centered on the outcome to the dog. The decision became more complicated when I considered what else could be done with that $1100, while still keeping some of the benefit analysis in there. Would this question be different if my dog was only a year old? It may seem so, but I still don't think it would outweigh the benefit to some random child.

I've never thought if this in those terms before. That's what surprised me about the ethical conclusion I reached.