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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


Mar 26, 2015 Carla Long Please abolish the gas chamber if you have watched the video it's horrific. The screams of the animals is deafening. I will never forget it. the answer is stricter and more enforceable laws on breeding and spaying!!!
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) WHY is this legal in some states??? It is SICK and BARBARIC! Makes me want to vomit at the thought. You must have no conscience to let this go on. Especially to work around it. I would be unemployed in a New York minute because I REFUSE.
Mar 26, 2015 Melinda Funk
Mar 26, 2015 Robin Schnettler Why would you do this, education is the best choice. If people really would see how these animals are tortured, they might think twice before breeding....
Mar 26, 2015 covi lopez
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Darlene Foll We should try to find them homes not kill them Educate the people about spaying and neutering
Mar 26, 2015 Darcie Milanovich
Mar 26, 2015 Sabrina Lemay
Mar 26, 2015 Rebecca Lewis
Mar 25, 2015 Pia Ulrike Lödige
Mar 25, 2015 Lucia Nocentini
Mar 25, 2015 l f
Mar 25, 2015 Sherri Bonham
Mar 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2015 Betty Jo McDonald barbaric! when we use the word"humane" I wonder what its true meaning is?
Mar 25, 2015 Veronica Spassova
Mar 25, 2015 Suzanne Smith
Mar 25, 2015 Sofonda Hire
Mar 25, 2015 Becky Reavis
Mar 24, 2015 Jodi Cotten
Mar 24, 2015 Leyre Sanchez
Mar 23, 2015 Nicole Romero
Mar 23, 2015 Casey Schmidt A gas chamber is a horribly inhumane way to die. Think of your own children put to death in this manner. I know you have a heart, please use it and out law these barbaric gas chambers in all 50 states for a more humane euthanasia. Think of the animals !!
Mar 22, 2015 nayana yashwari
Mar 22, 2015 eileen perahia
Mar 22, 2015 chenie kaur
Mar 22, 2015 evelyn döntgen
Mar 22, 2015 Valerie Sanderson Why is this still happening? It's bad enough that animals are euthanized because people are stupid and don't spay/neuter and don't care for their animals once they get them but now they have to suffer before they die? Why? It needs to stop!
Mar 22, 2015 Wayne Kingsbury
Mar 21, 2015 nina lee
Mar 21, 2015 Michelle Lemley
Mar 21, 2015 delores peddycoart
Mar 21, 2015 Tricia Willett
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 april barrett
Mar 21, 2015 Christine Miller As Secretary of Agriculture, you are in a position to do SO much good for the animals of this country. Please do the humane thing here and outlaw the unnecessary gas chamber.
Mar 21, 2015 H Steinberg Gassing is a way of torture. This should be forbidden in ALL of the United States, and should be punished. Moreover, there are cheaper and less painful methods to EUthanize these poor animals!
Mar 21, 2015 yvonne garcia rice
Mar 20, 2015 Melissa Sklena
Mar 20, 2015 Lisa Galasso
Mar 20, 2015 Pat Tierney
Mar 20, 2015 Robin Mark
Mar 20, 2015 Charil Eaton
Mar 20, 2015 Maryann Ablaza
Mar 20, 2015 Gisela Gama
Mar 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2015 Maura Parolini
Mar 20, 2015 Samantha Foster

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