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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


Oct 21, 2014 lorena lowe I know a lot about how they do this and it is horrible!!! I won't go into details on exactly what takes place because it's just too awful. But it needs stopped now!!!
Oct 21, 2014 jenny tassin
Oct 21, 2014 Jana Kuligowski
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) When are you going to stop this barbaric way of killing. It is bad enough that humans do not desex their animals so this sort of thing can be avoided.
Oct 21, 2014 tonia shepherd
Oct 20, 2014 Virginia Ilardi
Oct 20, 2014 Steven Scott It is unthinkable to still be using gas chamber methods to euthanize animals when there are very humane and simple ways to euthanize animals now. Stop the use of gas chamber killings. Use today standard methods, not methods from WWII Germany!!!
Oct 20, 2014 Diana Cunningham
Oct 20, 2014 alessandro ciccarelli
Oct 20, 2014 Mark Wieczorkowski
Oct 20, 2014 Kerrie Johnson
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Rosi Hess
Oct 20, 2014 Tiffany Lamont
Oct 20, 2014 Kim Smith
Oct 20, 2014 Clarette Wenta
Oct 20, 2014 Franziska Grasmugg
Oct 20, 2014 Nancy Dunlap This barbaric and archaic practice needs to STOP NOW! Every living thing feels pain!
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) THIS SHOULD BE OUTLAWED - IT IS BARBARIC! ! !
Oct 20, 2014 Connie Vejen
Oct 20, 2014 tamara cloninger
Oct 20, 2014 anita malle
Oct 20, 2014 Karen Zimmerman
Oct 20, 2014 Anna Lavan
Oct 20, 2014 shellie jones
Oct 20, 2014 Waltraud Wohlmuth
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 andreas thiel
Oct 20, 2014 Laura Rolls
Oct 20, 2014 Katharina Weiss
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Laurie Graves
Oct 20, 2014 patricia vazquez For the love of God, please put an end to this barbaric process
Oct 20, 2014 Linda Probeck
Oct 20, 2014 renate luppa
Oct 20, 2014 Karina Röck-Seubert
Oct 20, 2014 Terri Waxter
Oct 20, 2014 Ashley Twigg
Oct 20, 2014 Jayme Hess Oh my god!! I had no idea this was used!! How awful and disgusting.
Oct 20, 2014 Herta Classen
Oct 20, 2014 Elke Caspari
Oct 20, 2014 Nina Haisken
Oct 20, 2014 Monika Schärfl-Stahl
Oct 20, 2014 chrysi chelmi
Oct 20, 2014 birgit lehmann
Oct 20, 2014 Stefan Göll
Oct 20, 2014 Kirsten Stohner
Oct 20, 2014 Cheryl Mullens Stop this inhumane disgusting practice immediately. this is barbaric to say the least, these animals didn't come into the world of their own desire ! it is due to unscrupulous owners who DONT sterilize .,
Oct 20, 2014 melissa skye

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