Posted by Brian from Shawnee on August 13, 2004
In Reply to: Putting Down Animals posted by ESC on August 13, 2004
: : Does anyone out there know why we say "putting down an animal" when we euthanize our furry friends?
: : thanks for the help. p
: When an animal is sick or injured, he is "down." Not standing.
Is the U.S. we'd say "we're having our parakeet put to sleep", but in England I believe they'd say "we're having our budgie put down". Another trans-Atlantic difference I learned from Monty Python.