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I was afraid of that. Thanks for the reply.
Ken
Doesn't make sense, right? But then you're asking us here to answer for all of them, which also doesn't make sense.

Does the word "typically" have any meaning to you at all. It means on average, most of the time, the most common, the ordinary case. Or, maybe your a republican and can only handle absolutes.

First off, is it really necessary for you to get snotty and insulting? I was trying to point out that neither* request made sense, and your only possible reaction is to cop an attitude and toss around some insults? You used the word "typically", and were promptly told it was an inappropriate word to use in that context. So, to cop an attitude to *me* about whether or not I understand the word "typically" (while we're at it, do the words "varies dramatically" have any meaning to you at all? Clearly they don't), when you've *just been told it by someone else that it doesn't apply is stupid.Yeah, that makes me want to jump up and help you out..right.

Secondly, the point I was making (as were most others here) is there is NO "typically". Get it? That answer is clear from the range of answers you've gotten just from this ng.
Have fun with your "research"
Tara
I was afraid of that. Thanks for the reply.

But you do understand that that is not necessarily the method used at the shelters in your area, don't you?
Gas is illegal in a number of states, and where it is still used, it's often done in an indvidual chamber, one animal at a time. Injection is the most commonly used method, by far.
What bothers me is your statement that shelters in your area kill 90% of their intake. That number is far out of line with other shelters across the country. 50% is the norm. Jant's point is well taken - if you are concerned about the shelters in your area, your questions are best directed directly to them because none of us can answer for them. But I'd suggest that the kill rate you state is a much bigger concern than the killing method. I hope you're going to put your energies into changing that.
Lynn K.
Does the word "typically" have any meaning to you at all?

. . there is NO "typically". Get it?

I'll put that down as a no.
And, it's clear now you are a republican, as you lack the point of view gene. You're unable to see when you put others down, but are quick to notice when they reply in kind. Because you can't see your own self, you think the person who simply gave back what you dished out, actually started it. Classic.
Ken
. . there is NO "typically". Get it?

I'll put that down as a no. And, it's clear now you are a republican, as you lack the point ... see your own self, you think the person who simply gave back what you dished out, actually started it. Classic.

A) I am soo not a republican (not that it has anything at all to do with your insults, nor with the point), so your repeated attempts to use that as an insult (and WTF by the way?) mean nothing.
B) my first post was not an insult. There was no attitude involved. Trust me, when I'm giving attitude, I make no* attempt to hide it. I was pointing out a logic flaw, nothing more, nothing less. Anything else you read into that originated from you, not from me. Feel free to go back and read my first post to you again..this time, muzzle the sarcasm that you *thought* you heard and just read the actual words I wrote.With that said, you're posting style has so far been not much more than whiny and insulting (with sadly few exceptions) to *anyone* who has taken the time to reply to you. You may be pretending to care a lot about the welfare of dogs by emoting your feelings about things, but the people who have been responding to your posts have spent a great deal of man (and woman) hours *in the trenches saving dogs' lives day after day. For you to pop up and first demand answers (in black or white terms in just the way you want them) , then to whine about not getting those answers the way you wanted, and then to insult those who actually have experience with this (as in your sarcastic remark about killing human prisoners), is simply ludicrous.

Believe it or not, I was approaching you with a simple statement in my first post. Now I certainly am tossing you plenty of attitude..because you've earned it.
Tara
And, it's clear now you are a republican, as you lack the point of view gene.

Perhaps living in the belly of the beast has made you hypersensitive, but I think you're completely off base, not only in who you're designating as "Republican" (I mean, get serious) but in your line of questioning in general. The reason that they're saying that there's no "typically" is because there's no typically - there's tremendous variation in how it's handled in different facilities, with no apparent preponderance of any single technique. Besides, it seems clear to me that the dog overpopulation problem is one that begs for a "think globally, act locally" solution, and your local animal control facility is the one you should be discussing this with (and trying to help).
If you really wanted to stick with the particular line of argument you've chosen, I could say that you're obviously a Democrat because you're chasing your own tail while ignoring the real problem (unwanted dogs being euthanized in large numbers). And I write this as someone who's quite, quite, quite liberal.

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The practice of lethal injection is not without its own baggage. A shot is a shot, and painful. Many dogs ... dog being prepared for, say, sedation, then injection. It can be a pretty ugly sight. I've seen it many times

I don't disagree, but that doesn't change the fact that a number of states (CA is one) require lethal injection. Frankly, most don't do pre-injection sedation and I've seen a whole lot of related practices that are questionable, like putting the cats to be euth'ed that day into squeeze cages hours before they're injected.
Lynn K.
. . there is NO "typically". Get it?

I'll put that down as a no.

And I'll put down a "No" as your answer to her question: "Get it?"

Whatever it takes.
The practice of lethal injection is not without its own ... be a pretty ugly sight. I've seen it many times

I don't disagree, but that doesn't change the fact that a number of states (CA is one) require lethal injection.

Lynn, but my point was, that your statement: "Injection is the most commonly used method, by far" is probably a bit of a stretch.
Frankly, most don't do pre-injection sedation

Which negates a lot of lethal injection's so-called humane-ness, IMO.
and I've seen a whole lot of related practices that are questionable, like putting the cats to be euth'ed that day into squeeze cages hours before they're injected.

Yup.
Whatever method that is used (for whatever reason), it should be applied in the most humane way possible.
Unfortunately, it far too often isn't.

Handsome Jack Morrison
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