I know this is a heavy topic, and for the record I don’t support the death penalty, but I’ve always been curious.
How is it that we can “put to sleep” pets and farm animals so they peacefully drift off, but so many death row executions end in a lot of pain for the person being executed?
I’ve also heard of issues with the government even acquiring the drugs needed for lethal injections. Why can’t they just use whatever they use for dogs and cats, but at a higher dose if needed?
Again, I know this is a dark topic, and I don’t want the government executing anyone, but I’ve always wondered about this.