Bottle and label it because this is my jam.
Euthanising animals is an unfortunate, but vital aspect of a veterinarian’s job. All animals deserve the right to die in the least painful and most dignified manner possible. But how does a vet humanely euthanise a patient that weighs 10 tonnes in a way that doesn’t adversely effect the ecosystem?
"Euthanasia of stranded large whales," writes Harms in a recent issue of the Journal of Wildlife Diseases, "poses logistic, safety, pharmaceutical, delivery, public relations, and disposal challenges."
In this article Jason Goldman discusses the difficulties of euthanising large whales with Craig Harms, professor of aquatic, wildlife and zoologic medicine at North Carolina State University. Over the past five years Harms has been developing safe, ethical and effective methods to euthanise large whales that are now being implemented nationwide.