Air Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 902 times:
Today a Dutch judge decided that it was not wrong that KLM killed 400 squirels by throwing them in a wood chopper, few years ago. Suspicious for animal diseases and/or infections KLM decided to kill the squirels which make a stopover for China. "The method was however strange but by killing them by the regular way such as with gas or injections would have caused the same pain", the judge announced...
Air Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 863 times:
What KLM did was indeed tasteless. They didn't do a good job for the public and so they damaged their own reputation (again). The Dutch airline comment was that the killing by woodchopper was efficient and quick. KLM, reliable? Yes, the woodchopper was reliable, it functioned.
DirkSavage From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 853 times:
Right after watching "Fargo" right? Ahhh, the power of Hollywood. Injections? 400 animals, 400 alcohol swabs (gotta be safe), 400 needles(gotta be safe), and one poor f**k to hold the squirming rodent(yes..rodent), and one poor f**k to stick it. Gas? Well okay, put them in a closet and run a hose from your Rambler. Maybe you will get them all...maybe. Use a wood chopper?.....100% kill ratio. Highly reliable. KUDOs to KLM!!!! Just watchout for the media next time.
Teahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 841 times:
Hello!!!!!! These are living & breading animals we are talking about. I can't believe the posts by TWA_PHX and DirkSavage!
About the judge:
The method was however strange but by killing them by the regular way such as with gas or injections would have caused the same pain", the judge announced...
Has he tried and tested these methods that he can declare that they all cause the same pain? I think NOT!!!!
If he was given the death penalty (which I am against) and the judge said: would you like to die by lethal injection or by being put into a machine alive and cut into pieces? I certainly think he would choose the 1st method!
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
SvenvdM From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 818 times:
as 'efficient' as the method might have been there are laws against animal cruelty in the EU which have to be followed by everybody.
I'm sure it would also be more 'efficient' for instance for KLM to just dump the used oil from an oil change in the backyard of their maintenance hangar instead of having it trucked off to some processing plant.
All the cattle currently being slaughtered in the EU because of Foot and Mouth Disease all have to have injections first because the law prohibits animal cruelty. But I'm sure TWA_PHX and DirkSavage would propose machine-gunning them down because it's more 'efficient', right?
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 813 times:
Where the hell did KLM get a woodchopper from? Is that a standard airplane maintenace accessory?
Anyway, are there any more details about this? Why were the squirells flown around in the first place, if they were a disease risk?
Well, if they had to be killed, I don't think it makes much of a difference in what way they lose their lives - after all, a woodchopper is probably damn fast and I don't expect they suffered more than being killed by less yucky methods....
NUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 810 times:
Actually we have laws against using weapons such as guns, so this wouldn't fly.
How can you go wrong with woodchoppers? Don't forget about the NW/KL partnership Fargo isn't to far from Minneapolis.
The real question is why waste time on a woodchopper when you can just throw them through a GE 744 engine? God knows they work well enough on the birds!
"How Many Assholes we got on this ship?" - Lord Helmet
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 805 times:
What is wrong with a chipper.....It would be over very quickly....Would you prefer them to run them down to catering???
Seriously though Somebody mentioned shooting them. That is one of the most humane ways that you can take an animals life. That is if the person uses the proper size cartridge. A bullet kills by transfering enough energy to the target that it causes the spontanious failure of the circulartory system and unconciousness in the target.
Actually I will call giving the cows an injection before they are put down a waste of effort too. If you are going to do that you might as well just give them a fatal dosage right then and there. If you shoot them....well read the preceding paragraph....
Life is cruel guys.....better get used to it.
There are way too many "Bambi" biologists out there.
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