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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


Sep 19, 2014 Joyce O'Rourke
Sep 19, 2014 Rev. Paula Hart
Sep 19, 2014 Kandace Lakman Please stop.Would you like to be put in a gas chamber? THINK ABOUT IT!
Sep 19, 2014 jeffrey arbuckle
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2014 David Newman
Sep 19, 2014 Tatiana Quinones "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."
Sep 19, 2014 Breka Gunn
Sep 19, 2014 Mal Scott
Sep 19, 2014 Roswitha Hanowski
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 marisa acuna
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Adkins
Sep 18, 2014 Alice Fewings
Sep 18, 2014 Linda Sanford
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Taylor McKern
Sep 18, 2014 Maggie Bent
Sep 18, 2014 Stephen Rudzik
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer. Barnes
Sep 18, 2014 Harley Lee These cruel acts towards animals need to be stopped. Animals feel this just as much as a human would.
Sep 18, 2014 stacy hahn
Sep 18, 2014 connie hopson
Sep 18, 2014 Judy McKinney
Sep 18, 2014 Susan Toft
Sep 18, 2014 Capt Fife
Sep 18, 2014 Veronica Davis
Sep 18, 2014 Veronica Davis
Sep 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Yardenah Presler
Sep 18, 2014 Reni Juneja
Sep 18, 2014 Cheryl Michaelis
Sep 18, 2014 Cyndi Adams
Sep 18, 2014 Cheryl Danese
Sep 18, 2014 Camryn Lee Pathetic, barbaric, no surprise that Vilsack has done nothing to prvent this hideous practice. USe your power, stop being another useless politician.
Sep 17, 2014 Genoveva M Martinez Shame on the government for letting this torture to take place. Stop gas chambers!
Sep 17, 2014 Laura Lewis Speak Up For All Abused Animals in any Way, Including the ones People Continue to Eat !, That Are Tortured, Terrorized & Abused Every Day of Their Miserable Life !.
Sep 17, 2014 Kari Clark I think the people who still euthanasia these pets should be able to listen to these poor pets screaming maybe if they could hear them they would stop it and if they do hear them then they aren't human or have a heart.
Sep 17, 2014 Roseann LaBrake I surely must be reading this wrong. There is absolutely no way anyone would put an animal into a gas chamber. If this practice is indeed going on today..it must be stopped. It's cruel abuse and it's disgusting
Sep 17, 2014 Robin Longenbach
Sep 17, 2014 Stephanie Carter
Sep 17, 2014 Billye Moffatt
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 Linda Noe Humane deaths only! No gas!
Sep 17, 2014 Michelle Armstrong
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 Terri Walsh I could not believe what I was reading - there are still States in America allowing this horrific practice ? Please have compassion for these animals - Ban the use of Gas chambers for animals nationwide. Animals suffer just like humans.
Sep 17, 2014 Rona Bruce
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Chari Birnholz

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