Oklahoma's wide latitude for what constitutes "humane" may not come as too much of a surprise from a state that remains among 11 in the country, along with Utah and Kansas, to allow for gas chamber animal executions.
When contacted by The Dodo on Wednesday, a man who answered the phone at the city's animal control department said, "I'm not at liberty to speak about it."
Instead, he referred calls to the mayor - whose assistant said, "He's gone for the day. He's been under the weather."
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