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Posted by Whalesong on May 04, 2003 at 11:58:27:
In Reply to: The truth about RodentPro posted by Antegy on April 30, 2003 at 20:01:02:
When an animal suffers from hypoxia (when they are gassed with CO2), the blood vessels dilate (become thinner and wider). Then, when exposed to cold dry air in a freezer, the blood vessels that are very close to the surface (such as in the nasal passages) can leak blood, causeing a post-mortem nose bleed. I doubt that the animals felt any pain when they died. You may rest better now, I hope.
:Is what I want to know. Does anyone know for sure how they put down thier feeder rats? I just got a shipment, which included some guinea pigs. Many of them, rats and pigs alike, looked as if they suffered some degree of trauma, as evidenced by the small amounts of blood I noticed around the noses.
:If anyone has any information I'd very much appreciate knowing. I want to be sure that I'm only buying from a company that humanely puts down thier feeder animals.