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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


Oct 22, 2014 Cathy Alatorre
Oct 22, 2014 Victoria Champion
Oct 22, 2014 Justin Fox
Oct 22, 2014 Susan Joyce Please put an end to this ghastly, cruel and totally unnecessary practice - there really is no excuse for it.
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) I can't believe the Government let the poor animals go to the gas chamber. This is so wrong. Please, please please stop doing that. It's so inhumane.
Oct 22, 2014 heather talley
Oct 22, 2014 Maryann Piccione
Oct 22, 2014 elizabeth wince
Oct 22, 2014 elizabeh wince
Oct 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 22, 2014 Renata Ost Isso tem que acabar!
Oct 22, 2014 anna blumen It's disgusting that this is still allowed in the year 2014 in supposedly the most progressive country in the world.
Oct 22, 2014 Yvonne Jewell
Oct 22, 2014 Jolanta Zagorska-Miller
Oct 22, 2014 Diane Writer
Oct 22, 2014 ashley walters
Oct 22, 2014 Terry McGregor
Oct 21, 2014 Linda Webb It's. cruel. Dying is,the last act of living. and it should be done with dignity
Oct 21, 2014 Joan Adams
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Marsha Mills
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Jo Anne Singley
Oct 21, 2014 Janice Barton There is no excuse for creating torture for animals, even if it is ending their lives. Use the quiet and gentle injection methods.
Oct 21, 2014 Mary Ellen
Oct 21, 2014 Janel Harder
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Lynda Vangilder
Oct 21, 2014 Wanda Bahr Why is this horrible practice still allowed to continue. Please stand up for the defenseless and do something about this. Please take care of this!
Oct 21, 2014 William Hoffman How about we get rid of the killing of healthy animals all together!!!??? ADOPTION...SPAY & NEUTER!!!
Oct 21, 2014 Eugenia Capetillo
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please stop the use of gas chambers for euthanasia. The animals in shelters have been traumatized enough, please end their lives mercifully.
Oct 21, 2014 lorena lowe I know a lot about how they do this and it is horrible!!! I won't go into details on exactly what takes place because it's just too awful. But it needs stopped now!!!
Oct 21, 2014 jenny tassin
Oct 21, 2014 Jana Kuligowski
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) When are you going to stop this barbaric way of killing. It is bad enough that humans do not desex their animals so this sort of thing can be avoided.
Oct 21, 2014 tonia shepherd
Oct 20, 2014 Virginia Ilardi
Oct 20, 2014 Steven Scott It is unthinkable to still be using gas chamber methods to euthanize animals when there are very humane and simple ways to euthanize animals now. Stop the use of gas chamber killings. Use today standard methods, not methods from WWII Germany!!!
Oct 20, 2014 Diana Cunningham
Oct 20, 2014 alessandro ciccarelli
Oct 20, 2014 Mark Wieczorkowski
Oct 20, 2014 Kerrie Johnson
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Rosi Hess
Oct 20, 2014 Tiffany Lamont
Oct 20, 2014 Kim Smith

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