Friday, December 17, 2010

Animal Drug Used For Execution: So What?

The media are trying to make something out of the fact that a murderer was executed using Phenobarbital, usually used in animal euthanasia, because the usual execution drugs were in short supply. Let’s remember that the pro-deathers often assert that we should allow assisted suicide and euthanasia because it’s as compassionate as how we euthanize animals. Also, remember that Mexico does quite a trade in selling this very same drug to people who want to die but can’t get Phenobarbital legally in their home country.
Oklahoma uses animal euthanasia drug in execution
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma put to death a man on Thursday convicted of strangling his prison cellmate, using for the first time in a U.S. execution a drug often used to euthanize animals. more

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