June 3, 2008

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DREAM, REALLY... (via Bryan Francoeur):

Euthanasia tourists snap up pet shop drug in Mexico (Robin Emmott, 6/03/08, Reuters)

Elderly foreign tourists are tapping Mexican pet shops for a drug used by veterinarians to put cats and dogs to sleep that has become the sedative of choice for euthanasia campaigners.

Tourists from as far as Australia have traveled to Mexico to buy liquid pentobarbital, which causes a painless death in humans in less than an hour, right-to-die advocates say.

Clutching photos of the bottled drug to overcome a lack of Spanish, they have maps sketched by euthanasia activists to locate back-street pet shops and veterinary supply stores near the U.S. border. There they can buy a bottle for $35 to $50, enough for one suicide, no questions asked.


... to die with all the dignity of a Chihuahua in a Nuevo Laredo gutter...

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 3, 2008 8:04 PM
Comments

Yeah, but it beats drinking the water.

Posted by: Mike M at June 3, 2008 9:05 PM

If this is so painless, why aren't prisons using this stuff in death penalty situations?

To sum things up, some people are saying lethal injections to convicted criminals are unconstitutional because it is cruel and unusual punishment; however, mercy killing advocates claim this stuff is great because it is so painless.

Posted by: pchuck at June 4, 2008 9:25 AM
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