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3/29/11: 35,939 signatures sent to Secretary Tom Vilsack. Please continue to sign for this important cause if you haven't already! 11/14/11: 28,042 signatures sent to Secretary Tom Vilsack. Please continue to sign for this important cause if you haven't already!
Goal: 75,000 Progress: 85,687
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Many animal shelters in America are still using the archaic and cruel gas chamber euthanization method. This practice involves putting animals into a small room and unleashing deadly carbon monoxide gas, which eventually suffocates them. There have been reports of animals becoming extremely unsettled and crying during this process.

The most widely-accepted method of euthanasia in the United States is the injection of sodium pentobarbital — a substance that can quickly and painlessly end an animal's life. With this information in mind, there is simply no reason the gas chamber practice should be allowed to continue.

Gas chamber euthanasia remains legal in at least 30 states. Sign the petition urging Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to outlaw this inhumane and barbarous practice in all 50 states.

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Dear Secretary Vilsack,

I am appalled to learn that gas chamber euthanasia is still a viable method of putting animals to sleep in some states. Gas chambers have been largely ruled out as inhumane for humans who are to be put to death, yet it remains permissible for animals. I don't see how this makes any sense.

In fact, there have been reports from animal shelters who claim that, upon release of the deadly gases, animals become extremely unnerved, fight with each other, gasp for breath, and cry out in pain.

At least twenty states now outlaw this barbaric euthanasia method, but that means it's still legal within the majority of the United States. With the existence of cheaper and more effective alternatives, lethal injection in particular, it's a wonder why this process is still allowed at all.

Please lend your influence and expertise to see that gas chamber euthanasia is done away with once and for all.

Petition Signatures


Jul 12, 2014 Glova Viers
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 AMBAR PEREZ
Jul 12, 2014 Louise Abbott
Jul 12, 2014 Geni Fochi
Jul 12, 2014 Eva Andersson
Jul 12, 2014 Grace Cotter
Jul 12, 2014 Michelle Bushroe
Jul 12, 2014 Tiffany L
Jul 12, 2014 Morgan Murchison How cruel,how disgusting,how pathetic!
Jul 12, 2014 Susan Atkinson
Jul 12, 2014 Deb Trookman
Jul 12, 2014 ALESSIA BERGAMINI
Jul 12, 2014 Oliver Jordi
Jul 11, 2014 Yolanda Mendoza
Jul 11, 2014 catherine frampton
Jul 11, 2014 Bridget Hinojosa
Jul 11, 2014 Stacey Rapp
Jul 11, 2014 Edward Hammond
Jul 11, 2014 Juanita Leal
Jul 11, 2014 Shirin Ighani
Jul 11, 2014 Paula Nichols
Jul 11, 2014 Jennifer Books This method of euthanasia is not only cruel but also inexcusable.
Jul 11, 2014 Frances Bonner Please be a leader and role model of nonviolence that our world and next generation need so badly. You are gifted with amazing power to influence.
Jul 11, 2014 Carolyn Hedges
Jul 11, 2014 Lisa Haut
Jul 11, 2014 Leslie Michetti A shame poor animals have to suffer because of humans, how do you do this? These animals are innocent, people need to be educated about responsible ownership of animals and abuse laws anyway.
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 nicole diem
Jul 11, 2014 Lorna Davies
Jul 11, 2014 BARBARA SAMS
Jul 11, 2014 Cheryl Roberto I can not believe this method of putting animals to sleep is still used. How do the people that perform this cruel euthanization sleep at night?
Jul 11, 2014 rho andrae-lawford
Jul 11, 2014 Kathy Moss
Jul 11, 2014 melissa nock Gas chambers are wicked.these animals have strong emotions.we are united states and no better.please stop.
Jul 11, 2014 Crystal Burrow
Jul 11, 2014 sandie watten Jesus have some compasion
Jul 10, 2014 Blanca Landaverde
Jul 10, 2014 Cecilia Brandon
Jul 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Terry Huffman
Jul 8, 2014 amanda shell
Jul 8, 2014 daphne joseph
Jul 8, 2014 Lorraine Holt
Jul 8, 2014 Amanda Beck
Jul 8, 2014 Laura McDonald
Jul 8, 2014 cynthia ratliff
Jul 8, 2014 blandine bonnaud
Jul 8, 2014 Jeannette Ernst
Jul 8, 2014 Sheila Phillips

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