Some tongue-in-cheek comments about the Arizona execution process.

Here's Yahoo on the Arizona botched execution.

First of all, the fact that the executed man had loud breathing for about two hours after his lethal injection simply means the drug put him to sleep, hypnotic OD style, for a while before he died.  This is slow, but hardly inhumane.  The man did not suffer while asleep, after all, no matter the loud breathing. Snoring and snorting is not suffering. Gasping while asleep from such an OD is not gasping from pain, but from disordered breathing.

It's not being put to sleep and having some sleep apnea that's objected to as inhumane, it's the killing part, right?

Second, as long as we are treating murderers like dogs, here's an answer to the problem of lack of human death drugs:

EUTHASOL® (pentobarbital sodium and phenytoin sodium) Solution

For use in dogs for humane, painless, and rapid euthanasia.

Active ingredients pentobarbital sodium and phenytoin sodium result in humane, painless, and rapid euthanasia.
  • Indicated for use in dogs to induce painless, humane, and rapid euthanasia resulting from cerebral death triggered by active ingredients pentobarbital sodium and phenytoin sodium.
  • Intravenous (IV) administration produces rapid anesthetic action and smooth, quick onset of unconsciousness.
  • Dosage is 1 mL per 10 lb of body weight.
  • IV administration is preferred. Intracardiac injection is also possible.
  • Available in 100 mL, multiple-dose vials.

Environmental Hazard
This product is toxic to wildlife. Birds and mammals feeding on treated animals may be killed. Euthanized animals must be properly disposed of by deep burial, incineration, or other method in compliance with state and local laws, to prevent consumption of carcass material by scavenging wildlife.
WARNING: For canine euthanasia only. Must not be used for therapeutic purposes. Do not use in animals intended for food.
CAUTION: Caution should be exercised to avoid contact of the drug with open wounds or accidental self-inflicted injections. Keep out of reach of children. If eye contact, flush with water and seek medical advice/attention.
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
EUTHASOL<sup>®</sup> (pentobarbital sodium and phenytoin sodium) Solution
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