Thread: Euthanization
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Old 12-10-02, 09:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Putting them in the freezer is considered humane. Their nerves are very deep (hence the reason herps get burned so badly when they come in contact with a heat source, they don't feel it until its too late) so they won't feel the burn of the cold, and the cold quickly slows their system right down - they are sleeping before they die. Speculation says this is quite peaceful - though we don't have anyway of really knowing - just hoping it is truly is. This does not work with warm-blooded animals howwever - I have heard of people thinking this works with rats, etc and was appauled to find out they used that method to freeze their rodents. It is probably the LEAST humane method for anything capable of producing body heat.
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