Capital Defense Weekly contends,
In an opinion out Wednesday, the Tennessee Attorney General has held that it is inappropriate to kill animals by the same lethal injection protocols used to kill people.
Nope. The opinion in question deals with intracardial injection, a method never used for execution of murderers in the United States, or anywhere else that I know of.
Update: CDW has this bizarre follow-up supposedly responding to the above yet making no mention of the holding of the AG opinion or intracardial injection and challenging me to retract a statement I didn't make. I decline.
Misuse of the American Veterinary Medical Association's Guidelines on Euthanasia by the anti crowd has been so rampant that the AVMA now has a red-type disclaimer on the cover noting how the guidelines are not pertinent to the debate. The text of the disclaimer is after the jump.
Caution - The AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia (formerly the 2000 Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia) have been widely misinterpreted. Please note the following:
• The guidelines are in no way intended to be used for human lethal injection.
• The application of a barbiturate, paralyzing agent, and potassium chloride delivered in separate syringes or stages (the common method used for human lethal injection) is not cited in the report.
• The report never mentions pancuronium bromide or Pavulon, the paralyzing agent used in human lethal injection.