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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

Mar 3, 2015 Rosemarie Signer
Mar 2, 2015 Kim Walsh Please USDA : Please Get Rid Of The Gas Chamber
Mar 2, 2015 Nicola Holzwarth
Mar 2, 2015 Michelle Gendrich
Mar 2, 2015 Sandra Boston Unbelievable that this cruel and archaic means of euthanasia is still used.
Mar 2, 2015 Anne Hall
Mar 2, 2015 Gavin Bornholtz
Mar 2, 2015 Jill Tarleton
Mar 2, 2015 Steven Brattman
Mar 2, 2015 Andrea Turner SICK!!!!!!!!
Mar 2, 2015 Oral Arthur
Mar 2, 2015 pamela guyon This is extrememly inhumane!!!!
Mar 2, 2015 Holly Scanlon
Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2015 Robin Gregory
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 Karen Tangorra
Mar 1, 2015 Beatrix Janek-Oefelein
Mar 1, 2015 Diane Andresen
Mar 1, 2015 Denise Douglas
Mar 1, 2015 Patricia Fuentes
Feb 28, 2015 Debbie Brooks Yes! This must be stopped.
Feb 28, 2015 Maureen M Reilly
Feb 28, 2015 Amrita Daria
Feb 28, 2015 Barbara Tocco
Feb 28, 2015 Deborah Champion please stop this cruel procedure. There are more humane methods to use.
Feb 27, 2015 johnnie thompson
Feb 27, 2015 Karyn Pappel Should watch a video of this practice - I bet you'd put a STOP to it then! Please do something!
Feb 27, 2015 Teresa Woods
Feb 27, 2015 Jeanine Spanjers
Feb 27, 2015 salim safan
Feb 27, 2015 Hillary Culver
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 Joan Falki Please use more humane ways if you have to euthanasia animals. they deserve life & if that wont happen Please be kind.
Feb 27, 2015 sharron Bradley
Feb 27, 2015 Mette Frydenberg
Feb 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Outdated practice need to find a better way. Like a tax brake
Feb 26, 2015 c c
Feb 26, 2015 Sandy Grant
Feb 26, 2015 Susan Sperling
Feb 26, 2015 Jacqueline Tay
Feb 26, 2015 David Lund
Feb 25, 2015 Anne Garcia Who ever is employed by the USDA, and all those high wage employees at the top, IT'S TIME YOU ARE ALL REPLACED.
Feb 25, 2015 Jerrilyn Laws
Feb 25, 2015 maureen mccoy
Feb 25, 2015 Catherine Gibbons
Feb 25, 2015 Alejandra Benito
Feb 25, 2015 Lexi Loch
Feb 25, 2015 Kat Neises
Feb 25, 2015 Angelic Rubalcava

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