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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 28, 2014 Jeralyn Ritter
Nov 28, 2014 Viola White
Nov 28, 2014 Donna Weeks
Nov 28, 2014 Linda Krekey The very least you can do for these poor souls is to make their last moments as painless and not as filled with fear as possible. The gas chamber isn't humane.
Nov 28, 2014 Emily Shaw
Nov 28, 2014 christine secondo Stop this cruel killing immediately..so inhumane and horrifically cruel and brutal
Nov 28, 2014 Rachel Lachina
Nov 28, 2014 Karin Kelly
Nov 28, 2014 Tracy Gore
Nov 28, 2014 Donna Scura
Nov 28, 2014 Susan Lacy HIgh kill shelters should be abolished completely! Stop killing, and start saving!
Nov 28, 2014 michelle gdaniec
Nov 28, 2014 jen s
Nov 28, 2014 Linda White
Nov 28, 2014 Judy Lamon Please make it illegal in all 50 states to use gas chamber euthanasia on animals. It is barbaric. It is not permissible for animals to be put down this way. If 20 states outlaw it, then the rest need to do the same.
Nov 28, 2014 Pat Kettela
Nov 28, 2014 cyndi overhulse
Nov 28, 2014 Jonathon McPheeters I cant believe they do that.Wow. I hope they eligalize this
Nov 28, 2014 Shannon Phillips
Nov 28, 2014 gloria maynard this is a horrific way to kill a animal . it is so cruel please pass the law to rid all states to stop this terriable death.
Nov 28, 2014 Joy Metzler
Nov 28, 2014 Douglas Bell Extremely inhumane! Do away with this form or torture immediately!!!
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) It's bad enough that these innocent voiceless creatures that are born to shortly be killed as it is, thanks to humans.....at least make is immediately and as painless as you can.
Nov 28, 2014 Heather Terrill THIS IS CRUEL AND IT IS NO MATTER HOW YOU TRY AND JUSTIFY IT - CRUEL ANIMAL ABUSE. TO CONDONE THIS OR PARTICIPATE IN THE GASSING OF ANY ANIMAL IS WRONG!
Nov 28, 2014 Rachel May
Nov 28, 2014 Donna Powell
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 Lori Hughart Stop killing. This is horrible way to die
Nov 28, 2014 angie jones
Nov 28, 2014 Cynthia Rochester
Nov 28, 2014 Shakoo Lanz
Nov 28, 2014 PATRICIA ULIN
Nov 28, 2014 Terra Detle This is totaly outta order. bad enough you murder them, does it have to be so damn painful????
Nov 28, 2014 Frances Mehan This is a horrible way to treat our companions please for the sake of our children please stop this barbaric practice
Nov 28, 2014 Terry Spirer
Nov 28, 2014 kwan kane Y can we put t F assholes in t gas chambers
Nov 28, 2014 Neva Morgart The way a man treats animals show what kind of an he is or isn't. Real men or women don't hurt animals.
Nov 28, 2014 Linda Anderson This horrible, cruel practice tortures animals...a few, like Daniel, the beagle, make it out alive. Watch a video of animals in a gas chamber, and see if you, in your heart, can allow this to continue. Please, help put a stop this cruelty. Thank you.
Nov 28, 2014 Sheila OConnor
Nov 28, 2014 frances siegel
Nov 28, 2014 Ann Herbes
Nov 28, 2014 Elaine Musick
Nov 28, 2014 yvette eberhardt
Nov 28, 2014 Marky Rsypole
Nov 28, 2014 Mary Cossairt This should have been done away with years ago. It is a horrific and abusive way to put a dog down, as is the heart stick!!! I am appalled it is still allowed. It is a painful method of euthanasia. It is downright inhumane!!!
Nov 28, 2014 tracey shirey
Nov 28, 2014 Charlotte Johansen
Nov 28, 2014 RITA DICKINSON Fix and Release OR Adoption! May any and everyone of you killers ROT IN HELL!
Nov 28, 2014 Ruth Ann Cole
Nov 28, 2014 Joanne Wells

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