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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 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
Apr 18, 2015 Elizabeth Veiga
Apr 17, 2015 Shannon Erickson
Apr 17, 2015 Selah Albrightson
Apr 17, 2015 Cheryl Hanks-Hicks
Apr 17, 2015 Joyce Moore
Apr 17, 2015 SUSAN MADDOX
Apr 17, 2015 Sue Porter
Apr 17, 2015 Paul Sorensen Stop all euthanasia by helping to create no-kill shelters.
Apr 17, 2015 Beth Beretta STOP THIS NOW!
Apr 17, 2015 sas s
Apr 17, 2015 T Morrison
Apr 17, 2015 Jenny Miller
Apr 17, 2015 Gwen Hogan This is cruel and inhumane treatment of precious animals. Please STOP--these animals have feelings.
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed) HOW SICK IS THIS
Apr 16, 2015 Carol Burns Please be kind
Apr 16, 2015 Stephanie Perkins
Apr 16, 2015 Kristina Brough this is horrific treatment
Apr 16, 2015 silvana pisani
Apr 15, 2015 ndrea henry
Apr 15, 2015 wendy perry
Apr 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2015 Susan Wotton
Apr 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2015 suzie TUCKER
Apr 14, 2015 Laura McClary
Apr 13, 2015 Morgane Cailloux
Apr 13, 2015 Lynn Raffin
Apr 13, 2015 wendy watson Inhumane and despicable way to end a life. Even the most feared murderers meet a kinder end!
Apr 13, 2015 sophie de marigny Stop this!! Please!! They've done nothing wrong. I feel so sad.
Apr 13, 2015 Conchita Alvero Stop this cruel and barbaric act...
Apr 13, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2015 janet stewart
Apr 12, 2015 Charlene Robson
Apr 12, 2015 Maly Pfumpfei-Vukovic
Apr 11, 2015 Shelley, & Mike Schulz
Apr 11, 2015 Sara Willis
Apr 11, 2015 Kim Hampton
Apr 11, 2015 Juleane Matheson
Apr 10, 2015 izzy presley
Apr 10, 2015 Jala Farquhar
Apr 10, 2015 bernadette porter
Apr 10, 2015 Stephanie kollar No more gas chamber that's cruel that's barbaric animals have feelings

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