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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


Dec 18, 2014 Gina Freitas
Dec 17, 2014 Kim Rizzo
Dec 17, 2014 Emily Lee
Dec 17, 2014 Cheryl Robbins They have the right to live just as you do stop the senseless killing
Dec 17, 2014 Margaret Brown
Dec 17, 2014 elizabeeth madanelo
Dec 17, 2014 anne fox
Dec 17, 2014 Gayle Janeczko Stop hurting GOD'S gift
Dec 17, 2014 margaret miranda this is inhumane and must be stopped.
Dec 17, 2014 Melanie Nalepa
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Tamara Rudic
Dec 17, 2014 Edie Urbasik
Dec 17, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Dec 17, 2014 debra clayton
Dec 17, 2014 louise desimone HORRIFIC!!!
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Lori Shimabukuro
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Mark Bonaparte
Dec 17, 2014 Laurel Lamb
Dec 17, 2014 Marilyn Martin
Dec 17, 2014 Laura Rain
Dec 17, 2014 Jeremy Ezerzer
Dec 17, 2014 Doris Graves
Dec 17, 2014 Barb Weatherly
Dec 17, 2014 lisa fogelsonger
Dec 17, 2014 Joan Dufresne Reminds me of the gas chambers that killed 6 million Jews. This needs to stop it's more then cruel. Maybe put the people that still think this is ok in there for just a few seconds, see how they feel about it after.
Dec 16, 2014 Kristen Atha
Dec 16, 2014 Tim Walker Stop this animal cruelty! You can make a huge difference in this matter! Step up!
Dec 16, 2014 Karen Nichols
Dec 16, 2014 Kevin Lyerla
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 Elaine Sutcliffe
Dec 15, 2014 Kristen Balinrude
Dec 15, 2014 Sara Verrant
Dec 15, 2014 Astrid Brown
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 Michele Miller
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) Pelaste stop this cruelty! There are much more humane method to euthanize an animal!
Dec 14, 2014 Wayne LaBeaud
Dec 13, 2014 Martha Strother
Dec 13, 2014 Rajashri Patil
Dec 13, 2014 anna halks
Dec 13, 2014 Cheryl Royal Too many animals die in shelters scared, alone and never knowing what being loved feels like. They don't deserve to die under such cruel conditions. Please stop! Let them die in caring arms. Let love be the last thing they feel, not pain.
Dec 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 12, 2014 Sameria Christy Sort of reminds one of the gas chambers that killed 6 million Jews - now we have as the best society in the world have chosen to continue to gas social animals.
Dec 12, 2014 Trina Harbin Please put a stop to this very inhumane way of euthanasia

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