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Re: request for info
- To: "Carol Williamson" <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: request for info
- From: Jack McLain <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 10:07:08 -0500
- In-Reply-To: <3C501E93.44F96E6B@sandler-recht.com>
- Sender: email@example.com
Cervical dislocation is a humane and easily performed method of euthanasia
for birds and small mammals (easy mechanically but perhaps not emotionally
for the inexperienced).
The suggestion of paper bag and auto exhaust is NOT a good idea.
I can be more specific regarding proper technique if desired. Maybe
private e-mail is appropriate.
At 09:47 AM 1/24/2002 -0500, Carol Williamson wrote:
>A colleague spoke with me yesterday about a bird who had flown into her
>window. She could see that it was injured (bleeding about the mouth and
>lying on 1 side). She observed it for a while and it eventually got into
>an upright position. She felt it was suffering because of the bleeding
>and because it was shaking all over. Wanting very much to put it out of
>its misery, she knew only the advice to break its neck, which she just
>could not bring herself to do. Sadly, the bird died, but it took almost
>an hour. She asked me to ask what humane methods you would recommend
>when this type of situation arises. Someone once told me he put a badly
>injured bird in a paper bag and held the bag at the end of his car's
>exhaust pipe so the carbon monoxide would put it down. My colleague
>asked about putting the injured bird in a bag and putting it in the
>freezer. Would that be a less horrendous death?
>Suggestions are welcome.