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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 4, 2015 Susan Crane
Sep 4, 2015 Tim Pokela Make it illegal world-wide for gas chambers on animals.
Sep 4, 2015 Sharee Ames What a horrible way to die, you people are heartless
Sep 4, 2015 lennart blomqvist
Sep 3, 2015 Pat Hassler Horrible, disgusting and WRONG!!!!!!!!!
Sep 3, 2015 Jayden Cabantan Don't kill cats and dogs in gas chambers; don't kill them at all. It's super sad having to know innocent pets are dying for their meat. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Sep 3, 2015 Morriann Anlauf
Sep 2, 2015 steve froehling
Sep 2, 2015 kami froehling These chambers should be used in the people who use them on these defenseless animals...please sign petition,,,,for them..please
Sep 2, 2015 linda tibbets
Sep 2, 2015 Mary Klein
Sep 2, 2015 sylvie béclard
Aug 31, 2015 ARZU ERDOGAN
Aug 30, 2015 Marie Bunting
Aug 30, 2015 Sandra Myer What a horrible death for these sweeties
Aug 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2015 Jessica Danielson
Aug 30, 2015 frances lightfine
Aug 29, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra
Aug 29, 2015 Silvania Rutkowski Tanta covardia, desnecessária, o investimento mais honesto, um programa contínuo de castração.
Aug 29, 2015 Chris Leverich
Aug 29, 2015 Sylvia Allen
Aug 29, 2015 Maureen Jackson
Aug 29, 2015 Mona Manera
Aug 28, 2015 Patricia Kimmel
Aug 28, 2015 Dianna Cristello Please help these poor animals...
Aug 28, 2015 Jessica Brinich
Aug 28, 2015 Rose Thompson
Aug 28, 2015 Edurne González Arrugaeta
Aug 27, 2015 Melanie Angelloz
Aug 27, 2015 Tetesa Kania
Aug 26, 2015 kristi ellenberger
Aug 26, 2015 A. Elissen
Aug 25, 2015 janet sifers
Aug 25, 2015 Theresia Styadinata
Aug 25, 2015 Gisela Marsari
Aug 25, 2015 daniela e
Aug 25, 2015 giordana tremmi
Aug 25, 2015 Thomas Rose Caramba! Alto!
Aug 25, 2015 francisco meza badez
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Aug 25, 2015 Diane Caird

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