Skip to comments.Europe moves to block trade in medical drugs used in US executions
Posted on 12/22/2011 7:51:06 PM PST by JerseyanExile
The European Commission has imposed tough new restrictions on the export of anaesthetics used to execute people in the US, in a move that will exacerbate the already extreme shortage of the drugs in many of the 34 states that still practice the death penalty.
The EC has added eight barbiturates to its list of restricted products that are tightly controlled on the grounds that they may be used for "capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment". The eight include pentobarbital and sodium thiopental the two drugs on which almost all American executions currently depend.
The EC said its move, which follows restrictions introduced unilaterally by the UK in November 2010, was designed to forward the European Union's stated mission to abolish the death penalty around the world. "The decision today contributes to the wider EU efforts to abolish the death penalty worldwide," said the commission's vice president, Catherine Ashton.
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No shortage of rope down here
I’ve always favored the gallows as a method of execution. Don’t know why it ever fell out of favor.
But they will still supply them to those seeking euthanasia.
Say hello to my little frien'.
Maybe hang a little sign on the cross-bar that says, “thank Europe for this”.
Time to build a windmill powered (green) version of “Old Sparky”. “Green” executions are long overdue anyway. Everything else has gone “green”.
But I’m sure they are eager to export abortion drugs. Better to kill innocent babies than psychopathic murderers.
22LR is cheap.
Yeah, just tell them it’s for abortions or to euthanize an elderly person or some other innocent person who can’t defend themselves, and they’ll send it over pronto.
Just starve them of oxygen in a pressure chamber, much cheaper and there’s no pain involved. Easy solution.
Bullets are cheap and American Made............
“Ive always favored the gallows as a method of execution. Dont know why it ever fell out of favor.”
I am told that events where the necks did not break and the condemned slowly strangled, or on the other extreme where the heads popped off got this method set aside as ‘cruel and unusual’. The more ‘scientific’ method of electrocution displace hanging in most places.
So I have been told.
Green executions are long overdue anyway. Everything else has gone green.
I think that would be the wicker man.
And what about the drug mixture used to euthanize animals, sold as “Euthanol”? Wouldn’t that also contain those drugs?
We should be manufacturing the drugs here, anyway. But the tax structure and heavy-handed regulations are pushing drug manufacture overseas.