Comments & suggestions  should be directed to jroese@lssu.edu Visit my website Table 2.  Acceptable agents and methods of euthanasia by taxonimic group.1     1 Refer to Table 5 for unacceptable agents and methods. 2 Acceptable methods consistently produce a humane death when used as the sole means of euthanasia (Table 3). 3 Conditionally acceptable methods are those that by the nature of the technique or because of greater potential for operator error or safety hazards might not consistently produce humane death or are methods not well documented in the scientific literature (Table 4).