Various national animal groups are enraged after state authorities in Oregon killed a bobcat using blunt force trauma. The bobcat was found lurking in a school in Eugene. As bobcats are usually not considered a threat due to their small size, the animal activists are demanding the authorities to justify this inhumane killing.
The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife officers have responded saying that the bobcat was euthanized using “blunt force trauma” only because he showed “abnormal behavior” and was hard to handle. But many organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, are calling this move a “lethal overreaction.”
As per AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition, “blunt force trauma” is only validated in case of small laboratory animals with thin craniums. Under general recommendations, it is also prescribed to replace blunt force trauma with alternate methods as much as possible. Open Next Page Below To See More