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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


Apr 25, 2015 Angelina Wiegers
Apr 25, 2015 Teresa Gallagher
Apr 25, 2015 RD Bare
Apr 25, 2015 Toni Chir
Apr 25, 2015 Debra LaBossiere
Apr 25, 2015 Debbie Mamone
Apr 24, 2015 K. Schultz.
Apr 24, 2015 Marcee Bogan
Apr 24, 2015 Nancy Hudson
Apr 24, 2015 candy Jacobson Get rid of gas chamber on animals in the USA
Apr 24, 2015 John Kraemer What a way to treat man's best friends! We are so pathetic!!!
Apr 24, 2015 Debora Hojda
Apr 24, 2015 carrie smith
Apr 24, 2015 Karen Gagnon All animals are God's creatures.They should never be put down,ever.Gasing them is so hidious.Are we no better as a society then back in World War II when all the Jews were gassed.Every life is so precious.
Apr 24, 2015 Kevin McGinnis
Apr 24, 2015 khyati sabherwal
Apr 24, 2015 Suzanne House Just like the holocaust. How cruel
Apr 24, 2015 Erica Koconis
Apr 24, 2015 Julie Holt
Apr 23, 2015 Amanda Wilkerson
Apr 23, 2015 Maribeo Gomez Stop the cruelty! People that can be cruel to innocent animals deserve to be punished!!
Apr 23, 2015 Scott Burke
Apr 23, 2015 Jan Phillips
Apr 22, 2015 Diane Blaker It's bad enough so many animals must die every year but to die such a horrible death? Shame on those who allow such a thing
Apr 22, 2015 Charlene Shumate No animal deserves this long painful death!
Apr 22, 2015 Debbie Stozek
Apr 21, 2015 Dayana Viscarra
Apr 21, 2015 Lauren Morrison
Apr 21, 2015 plaut gilles
Apr 21, 2015 Carolyn Lombardi
Apr 21, 2015 BEVERLY KATO please show compassion and human kindness to those you must kill. they suffer no less than humans that we are so afraid to treat inhumanely--and they have done evil. these are innocent souls--yes souls.
Apr 20, 2015 Carole Fraser
Apr 20, 2015 Olivia Perkowski It's important that we not forget what makes us human.... Empathy. If these innocent unwanted pets have already been made to suffer from a lack of human love, I hope that we at least have the kindness to put them to rest peacefully.
Apr 20, 2015 Carolyn Heppner
Apr 20, 2015 Bridget Gowan Or why don't we just not put animals to sleep unless they are sick!
Apr 20, 2015 Diane Gudatis
Apr 20, 2015 Beth Arvin
Apr 20, 2015 Celeste Brock
Apr 20, 2015 fred schonberger Yes change this our animals deserve to live they are not guilty of being criminals..they our family every single animal deserves a chance to be loved and love someone.
Apr 19, 2015 Ellen Cather
Apr 19, 2015 Melissa Rangel
Apr 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2015 claudette Lauzon
Apr 19, 2015 Jean Piemonte-Lehman
Apr 19, 2015 Rochelle Lawrence Stop killing animals in this disgusting, cruel, barbaric way, they are inhumane, stop now!
Apr 18, 2015 Patricia Makpica
Apr 18, 2015 melissa bridges
Apr 18, 2015 Mia Morgan
Apr 18, 2015 Sonia Romero Villanueva
Apr 18, 2015 Jacklyn Koh

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