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PostSubject: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:34 pm

This is a controversial topic so please keep it friendly!

Euthanasia, the act of killing of hopelessy sick or injured, is believed by some people that the act shouldn't be performed at all regardless of the circumstances. Others feel if its done humanely and to end suffering then it's ok as its part of our role as reptile keepers/ pet owners.

I was talking to someone the other day about Euthanasia of reptiles and they mentioned that rather than go to the vets to put the sick animal to sleep they decapitated the reptile. So this had me wondering what peoples thoughts where towards such methods used for euthanasia such as freezing, decapitating, inhalation of gases, blows to the head or a trip to the vets for an injection of barbiturates. Also would you mind saying which method/s you personally have chosen in the past or which ones you would choose to use if the need ever arose.

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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:09 pm

When the time came for my dog we took her to the vet....The horses were P.T.S by the vet Any injured inverts are frozen..Its not nice what ever road you go down..
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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:20 pm

i dont agree with killing agresive dogs, they should be given the care they need.
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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:33 pm

LOL This topic is Enthanasia of Reptiles.... not dogs etc

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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:25 am

Euthanasia by freezing is painful for a reptile as their cells crystallizes while awake and alive. The animal can be put in to a fridge for an hour or two depending on the size and when the animal goes to sleep due to the cold temperature then the freezer.

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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:52 am

Yeah I must agree it is thought that freezing is humane but isn't. Hopefully in time people will realise this and stop using this method.

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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:59 am

single shot gun, or an air riffle. thats what we used on the farm, never had any problems with it, or using a stun bolt.
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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:02 am

cmullins wrote:
single shot gun...

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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:42 pm

cmullins wrote:
single shot gun, or an air riffle. thats what we used on the farm, never had any problems with it, or using a stun bolt.

So you'd use this method for euthanising reptiles???

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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:55 pm

Euthanasia of a psycho Mom in-laws maybe. Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:39 pm

Hell got my vote!!!!! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Euthanasia of Reptiles   Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:02 pm

And mine ha ha
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