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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 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
Jan 26, 2015 Darla Hassanein
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 tina sackman
Jan 25, 2015 diane mulhern
Jan 25, 2015 steven su
Jan 25, 2015 Tempest Miller Wow, is it just me or does this remind you of the holocaust? Please stop gassing animals. It is an inhumane, terrifying way to die.
Jan 25, 2015 Elizabeth Gaida
Jan 25, 2015 Barbara Bila
Jan 25, 2015 Tomasz Mroziński
Jan 25, 2015 jay chilton
Jan 24, 2015 Barbara Perkins Barbaric ! Please change this abomination!
Jan 24, 2015 Carolyn Suchenicz
Jan 24, 2015 victoria valentine This extremely cruel & barbaric method HAS to be stopped. No animal deserves to go through such a slow agonizing death, there ARE humane ways
Jan 24, 2015 Karen Klein
Jan 24, 2015 Deborah Martin
Jan 23, 2015 Jeanne Lillich
Jan 23, 2015 andrea langham
Jan 23, 2015 Debby Cobb
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 Sharon Edmondson Very slow , painful, and inhumane death. All shelters should be no kill shelters.
Jan 22, 2015 Melissa Voland
Jan 22, 2015 Jennifer Hartsfield
Jan 22, 2015 debbie dunn
Jan 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2015 Pauline Dvorak
Jan 22, 2015 Diane Winkles
Jan 22, 2015 Carrena Stanley Plz get rid of the gas chamber it's inhumane for any of God's creatures. We got rid of it for humans get rid of it for the pets of this world
Jan 22, 2015 Melanie Vangroningen
Jan 22, 2015 Sarah Rosenberg remember auschwitz
Jan 21, 2015 Evelyn Carter Every shelter should be a NO KILL shelter. How can you call it shelter when you murder animals there?!? NO more gas chambers!!
Jan 21, 2015 Richard Brigg
Jan 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2015 Silvina Ares
Jan 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2015 Amanda McGuire
Jan 20, 2015 Lori Dibacco
Jan 20, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 20, 2015 Janice Loftus
Jan 20, 2015 Candy Shannon
Jan 20, 2015 Ellen SCHOENFELD
Jan 20, 2015 Florina Trifu-New Wow, never thought they still exist! Shame, shame, shame!

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