“I think (killing an animal by shooting) is as humane as taking them to a vet and having a needle put in their vein and being put to sleep,” Martin said.
“There are people in your family who have done that with a firearm. And I don’t know who it is, whether it’s your uncle or your grandfather; someone in your family has done this.”
Many animal rights advocates and other groups opposed the bill.
“What if somebody tries to shoot an animal with a gun and kill it with one shot but they miss, or the animal moves?” said Cynthia Armstrong, Oklahoma state director of The Humane Society of The United States. “Then, we have an injured animal running lose. You’ve got a maimed animal running around without any care.”