Ok, a little education seems to be required here, because you have some serious misconceptions about Hospice.
I'm not sure why you put Hospice in quotes, but people aren't just put on Hospice. They are evaluated, the family and patient (if they are able to understand) are given the information they need for an informed consent. It's not a surprise to anyone.
Also, people DO NOT starve in Hospice care. Families are never told that their loved one can't eat. They can actually eat whatever and whenever they want; that's why they're called "pleasure feeds". However, we do caution them that the patient had to be awake enough to follow prompts to chew and swallow. They understand there's a risk of aspiration-that's what Atropine drops and scopolamine patches are for.
The human body is a miraculous machine. As you progress toward death, food is no longer needed for fuel. Matter of fact, as the gut attempts to shut down gradually, being forced to eat can cause nausea, vomiting, pain and diarrhea.
Yes, people do experience a slow dehydration as they decline. It's normal, and also helps the body to shut down. The brain releases endorphins and there is no suffering. Many don't even feel thirsty. Good oral care helps keep the mouth clean and moist.
Decreased food intake is normal, and one of the signs of decline.
It always bothers me when I hear health care professional basically accusing Hospice of torturing people.
Torture is having IV hydration every other week-causes more discomfort and people feel like crap if their body is trying to shut down naturally. And don't get me started on g-tubes for the terminally ill.