I object to the idea that only PETA and the HS can humanely put animals down.
Granted the way these guys did it is a horrible mess. Any farmer has most likely put down animals and done it in a humane manner.
I guess the rat I squished last week with my size 13 Chippewa did not quite receive a humane exit.
“Any farmer has most likely put down animals and done it in a humane manner.” Hope this isn’t thread-hijacking: since we moved to the middle of nowhere, we’ve met many farmers. They seem a lot smarter than the average bear and have so many basic competencies including animal husbandry; very capable people, these. (Not to mention gutsy—how they cope with screwball cows is something I’ll never “get.”)