economic euthanasia
 n.— «Iannessa also stresses that having pet insurance can eliminate the need for what is known as “economic euthanasia”—putting a pet down not because it couldn’t be treated, but it couldn’t afforded to be treated.» —“Pet insurance holders a rare breed no more” by Bob Considine Courier News (Bridgewater, New Jersey) May 27, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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