What is Heart Stick Euthanasia

This seldom discussed violent euthanasia procedure called Heart Stick Euthanasia is brought to you by Green Pets America Charities Group

Heart stick as it is called is jamming a lethal death injection directly into a shelter animal’s heart. It is a frightening and painful way to kill a shelter dog.

This cruel practice of killing shelter dogs without a sedative, by long needle injection into a wide-awake dog must be banned.

Heart Stick Euthanasia is a rarely discussed topic on how some shelter dogs and cats are cruelly and inhumanely killed in the US in animal shelters. We think this must be exposed, and openly be discussed, and ended. That is why we are writing, What is Heart Stick Euthanasia. To disclose this inhumane program happening in some animal shelters in the US.

What is Heart Stick Euthanasia
Dogs After being euthanized

This is a real picture of a shelter dog being Heart Stick euthanized. Shelters generally euthanize dogs and cats one day during the week. Over 2 million dogs and cats are euthanized yearly in America’s shelters. Millions more across the globe.

Animals are sentient beings, meaning just as human animals they feel pain, sense fear, know if they are going to be harmed, and like us want to live.

Mass euthanizations are the exact opposite of non-violence.

The Green Pets America Charities Group and the Ahimsa Humane Society have been researching and educating on Heart Stick Euthanasia at America’s animal shelters for years. Heart Stick euthanasia is done by county shelters to save money. It is cheaper for the shelter to not humanely sedate the dog, but euthanize the dog in one step, with a long steel needle jabbed straight to the live, and panicked kicking dogs’ heart as the dog tries to escape the attendant’s foot or grasp.

What is Heart Stick Euthanasia

Heart Stick euthanasia is particularly brutal because many times, the dog moves, and the long needle misses the heart, piercing another organ. In that case, they do it again. If they euthanize a group of different size and weight dogs at once, each syringe may not have enough poison in the syringe, and the dog does not die immediately, so they must kill him again.

Most believe this inhumane practice ended a decade ago but it has really just slithered below the national radar.  Our followers are sharing with us new examples where it’s still being done. Tennessee and Georgia are just two States we learned of this week.

If you have first-hand knowledge of this archaic violent practice reach out to us in confidence. Steve@GreenPetsAmerica.org 


What is Heart Stick Euthanasia

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