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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


Jul 27, 2015 Paula Eaton
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2015 Lj Lyttle
Jul 26, 2015 nestor berazategui
Jul 25, 2015 AURORE Talloen
Jul 25, 2015 Nancy Pomeroy The true measure of a person is how he treats those who have no power. Gassing animals is torture. Please stop. You know better.
Jul 25, 2015 john crouch
Jul 25, 2015 Christine Chacon
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 Kathy Evans
Jul 24, 2015 Arleen Jennings
Jul 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 Joanne Vande Zande Do you not think these animals go through enough torture BEFORE they reach your inhumane gas chambers. There is no reason, no reason at all that any animal should be gassed. Unless of course someone enjoys the cruelty of it. Stop it now.
Jul 24, 2015 Carol Zangla
Jul 24, 2015 bernardo patino
Jul 23, 2015 Mirosław Sulima
Jul 23, 2015 Terrie Phillips
Jul 23, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 23, 2015 Ridley Molders
Jul 23, 2015 claudette blais
Jul 23, 2015 penelope allingham
Jul 23, 2015 Irina Mazzotta
Jul 23, 2015 Kelly Nevin
Jul 23, 2015 Marlene Sauer
Jul 22, 2015 Connor Smith
Jul 22, 2015 Chin Ling Ko
Jul 22, 2015 Stacey MacIsaac This is just plain cruel and inhumane!
Jul 22, 2015 Carol Lagnese
Jul 22, 2015 rocky randy
Jul 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2015 Florene Branch
Jul 22, 2015 Beverley Cox So cruel. & unacceptable .
Jul 22, 2015 helen cowie Shicking inhumane treatment and torture this way of outting poor animaks to thwre death... Barbaric... Must Stop..!
Jul 22, 2015 Małgorzata Baranowska stop dla maltretwania zwierząt
Jul 22, 2015 eleni mylona
Jul 22, 2015 Kevin Mustoe
Jul 22, 2015 Deidre Kalin
Jul 22, 2015 Denise Collins
Jul 22, 2015 Mark Donnelly
Jul 22, 2015 Alicja Bojarska
Jul 22, 2015 Liana Alecu
Jul 22, 2015 Goldie Schuler
Jul 22, 2015 susan reidy
Jul 22, 2015 Patrycja Wydra
Jul 22, 2015 Paula Margulis
Jul 22, 2015 Christina Gonzalez Please destroy all gas chambers. This is the 21st Century in America, we can do much better than gasing our pets to death.
Jul 22, 2015 Lisa Abbott Natures cruel but we don't have to be!!!! Temple Grandin
Jul 22, 2015 Sheila Blackwell The gas chamber is a horrific way to destroy these poor animals. This archaic torture should have been outlawed decades ago.
Jul 22, 2015 Donna Gambardella
Jul 22, 2015 Paulette Begon

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