Why “Hardened” Squirrels Deserve a Quick, Dignified Death
Despite looking like the cutest, cuddliest wild animals, squirrels can be a nuisance and quite a handful especially if they get the opportunity to enter into your home. So once you realize that they are in there, it is important to take the necessary precautions to eliminate them in a quick, lawful manner.
As a matter of fact, killing them should be the last option after exhausting all other options. And if they are to be put to death, then it has to be done by a professional who knows what they are doing. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 states clearly that animals under captivity should be treated with a lot of care and if there is need to put them down, and then it has to be done with a lot of care.
The Right and Humane Ways of Putting Down Rogue Squirrels
As mentioned earlier, the best way of putting down a stubborn squirrel is letting the pest control guys deal with it. But if you are confident enough, then you can shoot it once in the head and make sure it's done. If you are against using any kind of firearms because, well, it can cause a lot of problems for you, then if you can crush its head with accuracy, then proceed to do it.
But once again, if you aren’t capable of doing so, then for the love of God (and the squirrel that you are about to kill), let a professional do it for you. And also for the umpteenth time, if you are planning on killing the poor squirrel then make it fast and easy on the little guy.
He clearly didn’t ask for this. You can always ask for more ideas from friends and family or even better, use the internet so that you know exactly what you are in for.
How NOT to Kill Squirrels in Captivity
It goes without saying that those people who don’t have training shouldn’t be allowed to put a captured squirrel to death. First of all, they will definitely panic while doing so and that can cause unnecessary pain and suffering which is against the law.
As earlier stated, squirrels can be quite a handful and so some people might want it to pay for all the inconvenience forgetting that squirrels are animals that act purely on instinct and harbor no ill will. As a result, they might want to drown the poor creatures, and that is against the law and can attract a fine if caught red-handed.
You cannot burn the squirrel alive either, and the same applies for those who love crushing poor animals using crude weapons. If found, one might end up on the wrong side of the law and survive it would be quite a difficult task altogether.
So, how would anyone kill a squirrel? The right answer is that no one is supposed to carry out the act unless they are trained to do so. A shot in the head should be enough to put an end to the poor creature’s misery.
Read the How to get rid of squirrels page for helpful information and to learn more about Why “Hardened” Squirrels Deserve a Quick, Dignified Death
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