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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

Nov 25, 2014 Amanisha Mead
Nov 25, 2014 Marlene Stokes
Nov 25, 2014 Diane Moore Stop using gas chambers on animals-please show some humanity. Stop this barbaric practice today-don't wait!
Nov 24, 2014 zoe mey
Nov 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2014 Marilyn Dunphy Find some kindness in your heart and put an end to this NOW!
Nov 24, 2014 Sevda Karagedik
Nov 24, 2014 Kelcie Daugherty Humans breath, animals breath. Humans make their homes, animals make their homes. Humans eat, animals eat. We are the same, just generations apart. We made it illegal for the gas chamber to be used on people, why shouldn't we do it for the animals, too?
Nov 24, 2014 Jackie Joiner Be the person known to stop this very cruel procedure across the U.S. YOU can stop this.
Nov 24, 2014 Rosemary Wagley
Nov 24, 2014 JANA RICHTER
Nov 24, 2014 Achim Perli
Nov 23, 2014 christa pellikaan
Nov 23, 2014 Carol Smith
Nov 23, 2014 Janet Bovitz-Sandefur
Nov 23, 2014 Hanne Szopinski
Nov 23, 2014 Susanne Freiberg
Nov 23, 2014 Aeron Myers
Nov 23, 2014 Sharon Bride
Nov 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Virginia Bryant
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 21, 2014 Renee Buckland
Nov 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2014 Anita Dentler
Nov 21, 2014 joanne lockhart
Nov 21, 2014 emilie schaumburg
Nov 21, 2014 Zachary fontaine
Nov 21, 2014 Erica Anderson
Nov 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 Sheila Ruggerio in this day and age of a painless death why subject our shelter animals to the archaic gas chamber where the animals suffer a prolonged and painful death. Some don't die and the process is repeated. In many cases, they have already suffered enough!
Nov 20, 2014 Denise Mineart
Nov 20, 2014 Veronica Bone
Nov 20, 2014 Hank Henry
Nov 20, 2014 Emily Campbell
Nov 20, 2014 Vicky Kammer
Nov 20, 2014 Piero Masarati
Nov 20, 2014 Tracey Lawrance
Nov 19, 2014 Kristin Johnson
Nov 19, 2014 Michelle Blank Stop this barbaric form of euthanasia. Isn't it enough heartache that these animals have to die to begin with?
Nov 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 sandy thacker
Nov 19, 2014 Arkady Vyatchanin
Nov 19, 2014 Judi Middleton
Nov 19, 2014 Jennifer Holm This has to end ,i can't believe its even going on
Nov 19, 2014 Sue Waterman
Nov 19, 2014 Anna Tolmacheva

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