The following is a partial list of methods considered as “unacceptable” for euthanasia of livestock:
- Manually applied blunt trauma to the head such as a large hammer
- Injection of any chemical substance not labeled for use as a euthanasia agent
- Injection of air into a vein
- Electrocution as with a 120 or 220 volt electrical cord
Laws regarding acceptable methods of euthanasia vary from state to state. Persons are advised to contact local and/or state legal authorities for further information. A person convicted of violating these laws may be charged with a felony in some states.