Brits killing and maiming pets?

England is one of the most pet loving countries in the world, with strict animal protection laws, and an entire society geared to loving and respecting pets, until the economy went bad.

Here’s the Newser summary:

How bad is the economy? Some people are trying to make a buck by killing their pets to rake in the insurance money, says the Association of British Insurers. In a detail that doesn’t really do much to restore one’s faith in humanity, the insurers note that some people are just maiming their pets. How kind.

The Daily Mail reports that the insurers detected $3 million of pet insurance fraud in 2010, compared to just $668,000 in fraud the year prior. Here’s what some of the scams looks like: Owners who stage “fake accidents”; pets who vanish, allowing the owner to collect on insurance for lost or stolen pets; bills submitted for treatments that shouldn’t have occurred. And a horrible suspected scam: One involving vets, who allegedly put down healthy pets.

So the question is:  If it’s happening there is it happening here?  Are Americans hurting or even killing their beloved pets because times are tough?

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2 Responses to Brits killing and maiming pets?

  1. Anonymous

    November 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I have nothing but disgust for people who harm our pets. I’ve found in my 62 years that pets make far better friends than most people.

    • Michael John Scott

      November 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      I agree with you 100% Anon and have the pets to prove it.