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Old 20 January 2014, 06:40 AM
Ellestar Ellestar is offline
 
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I recently had the sad experience of having to put my dog down because he developed bone cancer.

When I saw the Ohio case from the OP, I asked, "Why not just use the same drugs as they used with my dog?" He went very peacefully and though the whole process devastated me, I don't doubt he had a painless death.

It turns out that the company that supplies similar drugs as those used to put down animals has refused to release them to use on humans in death penalty cases.

It feels confusing, but I'm also on the anti-death penalty side that thinks that the state should not be killing people. I do understand it, the desire to incapacitate someone fully, but I don't think our legal system is flawless, so I can't abide the death penalty as a sentence.
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