Humane Euthanasia Ensured for California Skunks

January 2005

PETA came to the rescue of skunks who were being trapped and killed with chloroform by San Gabriel, California, Humane Society officers. Chloroform is deemed unacceptable for euthanasia and hazardous to humans by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Officers are now euthanizing the skunks humanely with sodium pentobarbital.

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