I was reading old threads and found a few where euthinasia was being discusses/debated. I thought it would be good to post a few links here to some site where it is discussed in detail for animals, covering all methods and the pros/cons/tech info on it. Everyone with livestock/pets should read this and learn so you KNOW what is and isnt right... I read a lot of people guessing and having thier own methods that are not as mercyful as they sound (exaust fumes for one.. right gas wrong way to use it) http://www.avma.org/resources/euthanasia.pdf that page is on the main site http://www.avma.org/resources/default.asp I discovered several facts i wasnt aware of and you may not be either. I didint think of it actually but PURE carbon monoxide is easily available in tanks, like argon or oxygen, (welding supply) and is pure and not at all like car fumes that choke and irritate the eyes and llungs. pumped into a contained area, pure CO from a tank safe, odor and irritant free and kills quietly. I am passing on the either method I have used before,and going to get a tank "for just in case". (but did discover it is a suitable anisthetic on most small animals, good to know when your forced to stitch up one in an emergency BUT LEARN HOW BEFORE YA TRY IT..I'll pst some instructions later, it is NOT safe, or risk free it is very risky to use, but if you need it NOW to save an animals life, wouldnt you LIKE to know how it can be used, even with the risks? I dont know about you, but Id rather do it myself than to wait til tomorrow when the dog is bleeding to death) CO is cheap enough for most anyone to afford with no trouble obtaining it. All you need is the standard cardboard box with a hole in it for the hose. this is a great realization for me, I cant stand shotting animals anymore, I've had to do it to many times. I looked up nirtus oxide, as you can get that in any auto parts store for the fuel systems on some cars (hot rods ect). I discovered even though it is an anithetic, and will kill a person in high concentration, this does NOT happen with most animals who tolorate it even at 100% concentration. the only ise nitrus has in animals is when used with other inhalants. another sheet of chemical info on the subject; http://www.fsu.edu/~FSULAR/euthcht.html and another very good one http://www.fauvet.fau.edu/webtrng/Euthanasia/euthanasiatraining3.htm this is a whole website on euthinasia training. another one that looked interesting; http://las.rutgers.edu/manual/ch10.htm If you have another link, add it. this is stuff everyone with animals should know. After reading some of these I am pretty embarrasssed about what I didnt know... hope it is of use to you all.