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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


Jan 30, 2015 de car site unseen, about time this cruel way killing unwanted pets us still used. one town close pull a truck up dump the pets into the chamber could hear crys for help. better ways to handle pet population. that is to spay nueter, once there is a low number
Jan 29, 2015 Lim Kong Seng
Jan 29, 2015 Ash D
Jan 29, 2015 Kelly Willis
Jan 29, 2015 Leesa McPherson
Jan 29, 2015 joel acevedo
Jan 29, 2015 Tiffany Lee
Jan 29, 2015 Margaret Miranda I don't want any animal to suffer
Jan 29, 2015 Dianna Wadas
Jan 29, 2015 Lee Spears
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2015 Irwin Rapoport
Jan 29, 2015 Iris Mueller
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2015 Bruce Ross Stop this.
Jan 29, 2015 Mary Sanders
Jan 29, 2015 Sonya Nel
Jan 28, 2015 Roxanne Hewitt
Jan 28, 2015 Elizabeth O'Connor
Jan 28, 2015 Lance Parker
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 sofia harley Dear Secretary Vilsack, I watched a video of dogs in a gas chamber and it made me sick. I could not sleep for days. Just so very inhumane. Please watch one video and you will see what I mean. This need to stop.
Jan 28, 2015 Nicole Ratliff
Jan 28, 2015 Kelsey Kennedy
Jan 28, 2015 Margaret Krause
Jan 28, 2015 Teri Duchac
Jan 28, 2015 Meriel Christian
Jan 28, 2015 robert wiehemeijer
Jan 28, 2015 Brian Gilbey
Jan 28, 2015 Lourdes Quintana Stop this practice!
Jan 28, 2015 Denise Fitzpatrick
Jan 28, 2015 Edy G Soto
Jan 28, 2015 Carlos Santana
Jan 28, 2015 nadine hanssens
Jan 28, 2015 Candace Faggen
Jan 28, 2015 Linda Elgin
Jan 28, 2015 SUSAN SULLIVAN
Jan 28, 2015 Rochelle Phillips
Jan 28, 2015 Chris Foster
Jan 27, 2015 debra Tomajko
Jan 27, 2015 Alice Witt
Jan 27, 2015 hannah wilson
Jan 27, 2015 Angela mills
Jan 27, 2015 Tamara Bragg
Jan 26, 2015 Jacquelyn Lueder
Jan 26, 2015 Susan Dixon
Jan 26, 2015 Julian Beckett
Jan 26, 2015 Linda Bachmanek The gas chamber has been outlawed in other places. Why not here?
Jan 26, 2015 verena wazlawik
Jan 26, 2015 nancy king

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