Heck they shoulda called PETA or the Humane Society, those folks could done it cleaner.
Yep...being cruel is the key. Humanely put them down if absolutely necessary. Reminds me of the greyhound business....another bunch of sick individuals going to straight to hell.
That being said however... Every swinging dick involved in this incident should have their a$$ prosecuted to the fullest extent of what ever laws are available.
Likely the laws are lacking in this regard, but an ambitious prosecutor can investigate the crap out of all aspects of all involved parties long enough to cost them vastly more than the proper handling procedures ever would have.