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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 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop killing. PERIOD! STOP KILLING!
Sep 16, 2014 Rozanna Ramirez
Sep 16, 2014 Ofelia Lam
Sep 16, 2014 Yvette Dominguez
Sep 16, 2014 Kara Rea
Sep 16, 2014 Amy Johannes It is harsh enough that we cannot find homes for every animal. The least we can do is provide them a humane death. No creature should die in fear.
Sep 16, 2014 Lexie Levine This is insane. Why does this happen. Please if they have to be put down, do they have to suffer so much their last minutes of life. Please stop this practice. I beg you.
Sep 16, 2014 Paula Barnes Stop killing animals with the gas chamber or any other means make spay and neuter mandatory
Sep 16, 2014 lori estridge
Sep 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2014 Rebekkah Powroznik Please stop the use of gas chambers there is another way and more humane way to euthanasia
Sep 16, 2014 Christy Yachinski
Sep 16, 2014 carol orlowski
Sep 16, 2014 Katherine Brooks MD Gawd, ONLY an insensitive, crass and cruel human could do this barbaric action on innocent dogs who thru no fault of their own ended up in a kill shelter
Sep 15, 2014 anne françois
Sep 15, 2014 Brenda Jacobs
Sep 15, 2014 Cera Harrell
Sep 15, 2014 shelley kurtz This is animal cruelty and it needs to stop!
Sep 15, 2014 Judy Daniel
Sep 15, 2014 Cindy Martina
Sep 15, 2014 Sharon Livingston
Sep 15, 2014 popescu daniela
Sep 15, 2014 Régine Maus SHAME ON YOU !!!
Sep 15, 2014 Christine Aubertin
Sep 15, 2014 lisa connell
Sep 15, 2014 Naomi Armbruster Thank you.
Sep 15, 2014 Marcella Caravaglios
Sep 15, 2014 danielle bray
Sep 15, 2014 Rachael Park
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) this is so in humane it needs to be out lawed
Sep 15, 2014 leyla filippova
Sep 15, 2014 Prakaidao Deebua
Sep 15, 2014 Witchuta Suksum-ang
Sep 15, 2014 Starr Rockhill
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 kathleen galle
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) Absolutely disgusting!!! They should be put in there themselves to see how these poor terrified animals suffer the fear. something must be done to stop this.
Sep 15, 2014 Victor Nahmias STOP THE GAS CHAMBERS!
Sep 15, 2014 shana smith
Sep 15, 2014 Wendy Walden
Sep 15, 2014 Sumalee Jinda
Sep 15, 2014 Carol Pattee Please do your job and change this practice of euthanasia. Thank you.
Sep 15, 2014 Phillip Anderton Gassing is NOT a humane way to dispose of people's unwanted pets Secretary Vilsack!
Sep 15, 2014 Reeha Colaco
Sep 15, 2014 richard parsons
Sep 15, 2014 Valerie Corser
Sep 15, 2014 Elizabeth Daley There is no reason for this kind of cruelty.
Sep 15, 2014 benja thongnamsup
Sep 15, 2014 Helen Georgiou Against cruelty to animals of any kind.
Sep 15, 2014 Andrea Meyers Lets take this one step further. Lets try to end killing healthy, adoptable pets altogether. The no kill movement is gaining ground in many states and should be encouraged in every state.

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