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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 21, 2014 Nelda Brimer
Sep 21, 2014 Karla Andes
Sep 21, 2014 Helen Divov
Sep 21, 2014 Cindy Lees This all makes me sick with what happens to the animals and why?? Crying out in pain. Please outlaw this barbaric euthanasia method.
Sep 21, 2014 Tord Olsson
Sep 21, 2014 Stephen Piperno
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2014 Sonya Carlson
Sep 20, 2014 Jeri Filo
Sep 20, 2014 Kim Wilbur Gas chambers are not legal for people in all states so why should it be legal for animals that didn't do anything wrong ??? What is wrong with people? Why would we do this with innocent animals that do not deserve this?????
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) There is just not neceasaey
Sep 20, 2014 steven pezzeca
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Until all shelters are no kill, these animals must have a compassionate end of life. They have suffered enough. We wouldn't do this to the most vile of criminals but do not hesitate to treat innocent animals with no compassion. This must stop!
Sep 20, 2014 sonali sinha
Sep 20, 2014 Mary Williams
Sep 20, 2014 Joshlyn Fiaalii
Sep 20, 2014 April Reckner It's inhumane to do this to innocent animals.
Sep 20, 2014 Dorothy Chandler
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2014 geneviève mésange Have we learned nothing from the horrors of World War ii? Is it acceptable to gas animals because they are not wonderful and important, like *humans* ? The way we treat those who are completely dependent on us defines who and what we are.
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) I don't get it, Gas Chambers is cruel and it like it transport to WW2 in Poland where they use gas chamber to kill thousand of people and yet, you use it on animals who is crying in pain or could not breathe etc.. You make me want to cry over this..
Sep 19, 2014 Barbara Rauhuff Be rid of these holocostic type death traps!!!
Sep 19, 2014 Dorothy Parungao
Sep 19, 2014 Ruth Puglise
Sep 19, 2014 Ann Cherry
Sep 19, 2014 Joyce O'Rourke
Sep 19, 2014 Rev. Paula Hart
Sep 19, 2014 Kandace Lakman Please stop.Would you like to be put in a gas chamber? THINK ABOUT IT!
Sep 19, 2014 jeffrey arbuckle
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2014 David Newman
Sep 19, 2014 Tatiana Quinones "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."
Sep 19, 2014 Breka Gunn
Sep 19, 2014 Mal Scott
Sep 19, 2014 Roswitha Hanowski
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 marisa acuna
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Adkins
Sep 18, 2014 Alice Fewings
Sep 18, 2014 Linda Sanford
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Taylor McKern
Sep 18, 2014 Maggie Bent
Sep 18, 2014 Stephen Rudzik
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer. Barnes
Sep 18, 2014 Harley Lee These cruel acts towards animals need to be stopped. Animals feel this just as much as a human would.
Sep 18, 2014 stacy hahn
Sep 18, 2014 connie hopson
Sep 18, 2014 Judy McKinney
Sep 18, 2014 Susan Toft

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