The French knew their stuff.
Honestly the guillotine might be even more humane that our current method, read.
Basically it takes about a second to chop a head off.
But it gets better. Because it is chopping it from neck it kills quickly. And this part I'm totally blacking out on but this quickly severs something in the neck that results in a very painless death, or as painless as possible.
And just like the French who needed to do a lot of public murder ASAP the guillotine if very fast and incredibly cheap to make.
I'd wager with our current technologies we can create a super super sharp blade, diamond edges or something, that wont need as much maintenance as steal would.
Also perfectly calculated to deliver consistent results.
Quote: "While the moment of execution could be nothing but terrifying, that second of suffering was brief in comparison to the 43 minutes it took for Lockett to die after lethal drugs were administered. "
So. Believe it or not it is much faster and more humane that current methods.
Another popular method used to murder animals. A quick movement and the thing is dead. Professional butchers can do it insanely fast and the amount of pain or suffering can cleanly be said as minimal.
Another popular method of murder and it is praised to be a lot faster if the knot is done correctly.
It snaps the neck in an instant and shuts the brain off immediately.
Also quick and easy to use, then it is very cheap as well.
Bonus points for not having blood getting out and ruining your pristine carpet.
So. Basically it's all about the neck. Cut the thing from the back in a quick strike and they person dies almost instantly with like a second of pain.
However neuroscience might need to check into that though. How much actual data we have I simply don't know. We could also argue about what they mean.
But basically we can all agree that a moment of pain will be needed until you shut the whole body down using anesthesia.
Speaking of which. Total anesthesia
Makes a lot of sense honestly. If you can totally drug the person then you don't have much of a problem. Then you can chop them off piece by piece if you want.
Anyway I honestly think that those methods done correctly, like a standard type of guillotine for example, not only offer the best overall method but is even less painful than stuff we currently use against humans. What a depressing sentence that was, and that is coming from someone who believes in capital punishment. But I digress.
Anyway I did not make a lot of distinction between human or other animals here because things should be, overall, the same when it comes to a quick death.