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How do you humanely euthanize a fish???

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How do you humanely euthanize a fish???
Old 03-20-2011, 06:01 PM   #11
 
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I still say the quickest way is to net the fish out onto a piece of paper towelling folded over, fold the towel around the fish, and hit it with your hand. The fish is instantly dead, and I mean instantly, with absolutely no pain and the only stress is netting it out which is nothing beyond what would happen normally when you net it out.

All the other methods involve time, and what is the fish going through while it is being frozen, or "put to sleep?"

I agree. If you truly want to be humane then the fastest way is the best way. I use a mallet.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:27 PM   #12
 
I agree with Byron. The fastest is the best. I have beheaded one of mine. Personally, I would have difficulty with waiting and then trying to determine if the fish is dead. When taking responsibility for a pet, it is always best to ask the difficult questions so that you can decide what is best for your pet and you. Hopefully before you ever need to make the decision.

I have buried my fish in my garden.
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