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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 5, 2015 Marci Turner
Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Elena Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2015 Maria Simao
Jul 4, 2015 PRINCESS PARCHUKE
Jul 4, 2015 E Dumbleton
Jul 4, 2015 Mandy Korall
Jul 4, 2015 Marla Humphreys
Jul 3, 2015 mariangela travagliati
Jul 3, 2015 Suzie Ford I can't believe they are still doing this!!
Jul 3, 2015 marina vilas boas
Jul 3, 2015 kirki Coleman
Jul 3, 2015 marian selim
Jul 3, 2015 Haley Norriss
Jul 3, 2015 Laura Jacobs
Jul 2, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Jul 2, 2015 Elaine NT
Jul 1, 2015 Ruby Alvarado
Jun 30, 2015 katie pilkington
Jun 29, 2015 Judy Futral There are no words to explain just how disgusting this cruel and torturous method of unnecessary murder is in a supposedly civilized world
Jun 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please, please stop!
Jun 28, 2015 renae nowicki
Jun 28, 2015 Nikki Sheaks
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 Judy Lambert
Jun 28, 2015 Idalina Pinto
Jun 28, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 27, 2015 Shelly Bean
Jun 27, 2015 Cara Malloy
Jun 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) This is horrifing to me to do this to animals i love my animals i should know because i have 6 of them this is animal abuse this should be illegal
Jun 27, 2015 Lynn Hancock
Jun 27, 2015 Linda Lee
Jun 26, 2015 Carol Defibaugh
Jun 26, 2015 Michelle Wagner If the scum that sit on death row in jails do not have to be killed by this method, why then is it ok for innocent, defenseless animals?? Please put a stop to this now!!
Jun 26, 2015 Janet Burke
Jun 26, 2015 Sarah Nelson
Jun 26, 2015 Paula Santos
Jun 25, 2015 donna brucci
Jun 25, 2015 Cuello Amanda
Jun 25, 2015 Crystal Cannon
Jun 25, 2015 DIANE HEIMAN
Jun 25, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jun 25, 2015 harvey stein
Jun 24, 2015 Trina Snow
Jun 24, 2015 Garry Lough
Jun 24, 2015 Kris Jackson
Jun 24, 2015 Natasha Mazza
Jun 24, 2015 Teresa Johnson
Jun 24, 2015 Nataly Kraeva
Jun 24, 2015 Karen Wolf

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