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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


Sep 30, 2014 paris karali
Sep 30, 2014 Kim Huculiak PLEASE stop this it's not fair!! And it's cruel!! How would you like to have the air stolen from your lungs and feel every strain to breathe met with more horrible smelling air and no way out. Animals have an amazing sense of smell and here comes death.
Sep 30, 2014 michele derksen I love animals.This is an awful way to kill animals.
Sep 30, 2014 Carla Caston
Sep 30, 2014 Felecia Tacon
Sep 30, 2014 Diane Gray
Sep 30, 2014 Melissa Paladino
Sep 30, 2014 Mary Wiltshire
Sep 30, 2014 anne pham-sacilotto
Sep 30, 2014 Kristi Cocke Love is the answer ! Educate peoe to spay and neuter there loved ones .
Sep 30, 2014 viviane escydue why do you allow this horror to happen? do you enjoy animal suffering? do the right thing even though you are not getting payola!
Sep 30, 2014 Marylou Grossman This HAS to be stopped!!!!!!!!
Sep 30, 2014 Robin Roraback Please stop using this method. Why not put money into widespread spaying and neutering instead of putting it into ways of euthanizing animals? It makes me heartsick to think of what we do to animals.
Sep 30, 2014 Shannon Provost
Sep 30, 2014 teresa evans I can't believe that this is allowed any where gassing those poor animals this must stop .
Sep 30, 2014 Rowan Alexander
Sep 30, 2014 Romie Garcia
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Should never be used !!
Sep 30, 2014 Brandi Leach
Sep 30, 2014 Sergiu Timofte
Sep 30, 2014 Janay Kettle
Sep 30, 2014 mary rice Please do what you can to end this inhumane way of killing animals- they do not deserve to die this way. Find it in your heart to adopt a shelter pet and you will feel much better about yourself. Sincerely, M. Rice, a registered and active voter.
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) It's disgusting. It makes me think of you like Nazis.
Sep 30, 2014 Carmen damia
Sep 29, 2014 dima kiladze
Sep 29, 2014 Kristen Day Please make the practice of injecting sodium pentobarbital into dogs and cats illegal.This way of ending their lives is cruel and inhumane.
Sep 29, 2014 Kristine Rizzo
Sep 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please discontue this painful practice
Sep 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 29, 2014 Angela Elniski
Sep 29, 2014 Rose MacKay outlaw the gas chamber for animals
Sep 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!
Sep 29, 2014 kathy shepherd Gas chambers are inhumane for animal or human. they hv been ban for human use ban them from use for animals as well. Its a POSSIBLE death of hell and horid if they happen to be lucky enough to survive
Sep 29, 2014 Sylvia Wilhelm
Sep 29, 2014 Donna Cristo
Sep 29, 2014 dipanwita dasgupta
Sep 29, 2014 ruth cowan
Sep 29, 2014 Shelby Redfern
Sep 29, 2014 Joyce Mount Incredibly cruel and BARBARIC
Sep 29, 2014 Shannon Ward
Sep 29, 2014 Loreta Bernotaite
Sep 29, 2014 Julia Yadi
Sep 29, 2014 Abby Danfora
Sep 29, 2014 Deb Padovano
Sep 29, 2014 Celeste Budwit-Hunter
Sep 29, 2014 klaudia Abramowicz
Sep 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2014 Suzanne Haley
Sep 28, 2014 Daisy Alonso
Sep 28, 2014 Lacey Smith

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