I have assisted others who use a cone and slit the juglar. I will soon slaugher some of my own. IMO several different methods can accomplish a quick and mostly painless death. It is the minutes preceeding death that concern me. I have an idea for an alternative method id like to try that I havent seen discussed. All my birds can be held and stroked. So, why cant I while "petting" them, (Here's the graphic part) tear off the head? I imagine that with a quick backward snap and twist, the neck would dislocate or break, and the soft tissue would tear, removing the head. I accomplished this accidentally once when trying to euthanize an injured bird by breaking its neck. Beside the messiness, and having to continue to hold the carcass uuntill it was still( inverted) Is there a reason this wouldnt work? Anyone tried it? Would that sort of tear allow the bird th bleed out properly? Thank you for any input.