A couple of weeks ago I had to have my dog euthanized, which was an easy and painless death (for the dog but not so much for us). After the veterinarian gave her the shot it was only seconds before her heart stopped beating. This is the second dog we have had to put to sleep and I have often wondered why this can’t be done for executions.
The article in the Jan. 29 Tribune prompted this letter. The story concerned the fact that some states are pondering reviving some of the old type of executions (hanging, firing squads, etc.) since the lethal injection drugs seem to be in short supply.
Whatever the vet uses for animals works very well; why couldn’t a stronger dose for humans work very well? The tired old “cruel and inhumane treatment” argument would then be put to rest.