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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 6, 2015 Michelle Gorton
Mar 6, 2015 Susana Careaga
Mar 6, 2015 CINDY DEMLER
Mar 6, 2015 Dagmar Grabsch
Mar 6, 2015 linda ventriglia
Mar 6, 2015 Janine Owen This practice is inhumane. Please stop it now. Dogs are sentient beings and should be treated with respect. Start a neutering campaign asap
Mar 6, 2015 Helen brotherton
Mar 6, 2015 su shepherd
Mar 6, 2015 Tina Bullard BAN THE GAS CHAMBER!!
Mar 6, 2015 rachael davidson-carley
Mar 6, 2015 Margaret French NO Gas Chambers!!!
Mar 6, 2015 Gino Czaster
Mar 6, 2015 Rossemary Anderson
Mar 6, 2015 Renee keryger
Mar 6, 2015 mary den dulk It is cruel it needs to stop these babies suffer painfull
Mar 6, 2015 DEBRA MURPHY
Mar 6, 2015 dale lemar
Mar 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 6, 2015 susan cox get rid of all tools kill shelters use and make shelter killing illegal
Mar 6, 2015 Lorrie Reed
Mar 6, 2015 Sophia McLane
Mar 6, 2015 Cynthia Ryal
Mar 6, 2015 Carol Roy
Mar 6, 2015 Valentina Gonzalez
Mar 6, 2015 Michelle Moschorak
Mar 6, 2015 Lisa torsiello
Mar 6, 2015 Karen Orner
Mar 6, 2015 Cindy Zatlokowicz
Mar 6, 2015 dulce fernandez
Mar 6, 2015 c c
Mar 5, 2015 Jordan Parmenter
Mar 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2015 Tayira Mora Black
Mar 4, 2015 Mindy Reynolds
Mar 4, 2015 Marcia Ayala
Mar 3, 2015 Richard Bruno Humans are the caretakers of this planet, including all the lifeforms on it. It is inhumane to allow sick and dying animals to suffer gas chamber euthanasia. Animals were on this planet long before man. They deserve to die with dignity, just like humans
Mar 3, 2015 D Y
Mar 3, 2015 Gloria D.
Mar 3, 2015 Rachael Pappano
Mar 3, 2015 Stacey Velez
Mar 3, 2015 Ann Singer Barbaric
Mar 3, 2015 Anastasia Lamers
Mar 3, 2015 Rene Croteau
Mar 3, 2015 Stephanie Whitney
Mar 3, 2015 Rosemarie Signer
Mar 2, 2015 Kim Walsh Please USDA : Please Get Rid Of The Gas Chamber
Mar 2, 2015 Nicola Holzwarth
Mar 2, 2015 Michelle Gendrich
Mar 2, 2015 Sandra Boston Unbelievable that this cruel and archaic means of euthanasia is still used.
Mar 2, 2015 Anne Hall

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