Many years ago I heard multiple horror stories about Hongkongers fattening up their pet dogs only to use their meat for hotpot in the winter.
Decades later, we have seen much progress in the treatment of dogs around Asia. Nowadays they are often viewed as long-term family companions and treated in a more befittingly humane manner.
However, this change in how dogs are perceived has produced moral dilemmas when it comes to end-of-life care.
The ethics surrounding euthanasia were placed under…