Florida’s New Execution Procedure Considered Too “Cruel” for Use on Animals


Deborah Denno comments to the Miami New Times on Florida’s new execution procedure, which uses midazolam hydrochloride, in lieu of the traditional pentobarbital sodium.

Others have expressed profound reservations about the new procedure. Deborah Denno, a professor at Fordham University, told the Gainsville Sun the same procedure couldn’t even be used to euthanize animals. “Vet standards are very strict,” she said. “It would be considered cruel.”

She added, “You are not seeing other states do this. Florida is acting alone. When states act alone in this, that’s a risky venture.”

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