Boy there was a lot of reading there, as I read it looked to me almost everyone wanted to read between the lines and not what was really said. I can agree and disagree with allot that was said and that doesn't make me right or wrong, only an oppinion.There are taxidermist and trappers and some taxidermist that are trappers, probably more than we know.I am learning taxidermy and don't mind seeing dead animals skinning dead animals, I live out in the country and thought about doing a little trapping come Nov. 4 to give me some coons to practice on without paying money.My problem is finding a humane way to dispatch the animal. I will be using a live trap so I don't hurt any dogs which I have 2 .I don't want to shoot either. I have heard of putting them down by using muffler exhaust that was humane I cant think drowning would be very humane ,,Any Ideas Kinda dumb here but I hunt deer every year late muzzle. and I am a pretty good shot but still times when I have to trail the deer 100 yards is just as fun or funner than shooting the deer and guaranteed that deer is in real bad pain from that 50 caliber hollow point bullet gone through him, and running. Or when we shoot a deer and wait hours for him to die not helping the process along.All different ways to look at the subject. I can do all that but have a hard time putting a small animal down. WHAT IS THE MOST HUMANE WAY TO PUT A TRAPPED ANIMAL DOWN?????????????