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Any humane way to put a fish to sleep?
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PostPosted: 2007.12.06(Thu)4:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Marcos,

Today I went to 3 stores and unfortunately none carry any clove oil. So I did the next best thing (hopefully) by using a flat wood (so that I won't miss it) and smash it at an instance. I knew its very inhumane by smashing it but I guess its the next best option. Call me radical, however, I prayed over her before smashing her in Jesus name that she will have no suffering and I shall meet her in heaven.

Cheers.
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PostPosted: 2007.12.06(Thu)17:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

When anything is killed it is all the same to the creature. Dead is dead.

When the Clove oil, alcohol, soda or whatever is used it is neater for us.

Killing without mess or extra pain to the creature being killed is important to us.

Pithing or decapitation are good methods except for mess.

An old method that has been used for a long time is freezing. The creature is placed in a container of water and placed in the freezer until the fishsicle can be buried or put in the trash. The darkness and slow going to sleep is thought to be OK.

No one has ever gotten the fishes opinion about what is the preferred method.
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PostPosted: 2007.12.06(Thu)20:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cliff Mayes wrote:
No one has ever gotten the fishes opinion about what is the preferred method.


Actually, scientists CAN get the fish's "opinion" by analyzing chemical substances in the fish post-mortem and relate them to being released or not during the euthanization through different methods. This type of study leads to the official euthanization laws practiced by veterinarians.
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