It's ironic in a way that anyone who allowed an animal to suffer in that way would be charged with animal cruelty, but we still do it to our own kind. People need to realise that there reaches a point when it's cruel to force a loved one to suffer endless and continuous pain, and it's kinder to let them die with dignity.
Father withdraws legal plea over Baby RB's life support | Society | guardian.co.uk
This father fought his son's mother in court, cuz she wanted her son to be allowed to die with dignity, and he wanted him kept alive. He has finally come to the conclusion that his poor little son is suffering, and he should be finally allowed to die. To me, that shows great love; far more than would be shown by forcing life on someone who has no quality of life at all just cuz you can't bear to let them go.