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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


May 27, 2015 Ashling McEvaddy
May 27, 2015 Debra Bowles
May 26, 2015 Sam Arneson
May 26, 2015 Angela Casanova
May 26, 2015 Marie Ouzelet
May 26, 2015 mary beth first This gas chambers in 30 states needs ban now! No more of this barbaric way that is the coldest,way of putting pets down. How dare anyone do this to dogs & cats. Lets stop this NOW!!! Have mercy on any of you that carry this out hope you go to hell.
May 25, 2015 Perri McMenamin
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 kimberley youngblood
May 25, 2015 Deb Jorgensen
May 25, 2015 Glenda Jones Please stop this
May 24, 2015 Lorena Lee
May 24, 2015 Jessica Mayes The thought of gas chambers is bringing tears to my eyes. STOP!!!!!!
May 23, 2015 robin blanton
May 23, 2015 Elodie Rodriguez
May 23, 2015 Allan Kaopua
May 23, 2015 Mariana Ribas
May 23, 2015 simon davies
May 23, 2015 Maria Potamousis
May 22, 2015 Sky Gianni
May 22, 2015 Ann Braselton
May 22, 2015 Penny Karn
May 22, 2015 Angel Orona
May 22, 2015 Linda Shadle
May 22, 2015 Alison Tripp
May 22, 2015 Lori Vega
May 22, 2015 Lauren Armstrong
May 21, 2015 Doreen schein
May 21, 2015 Lisa Myers Secretary Vilsack, Serious crime to save a dime, huh?
May 21, 2015 Debra Leedom-Layne
May 21, 2015 melissa richards How can you be so inhumane and cruel PLEASE stop
May 21, 2015 Elizabeth Bogert
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2015 Detelina Guecheva
May 20, 2015 Sheryl Smith
May 20, 2015 Janna Arrington
May 20, 2015 Lynn Jessup Please end the barbaric practice of gas chamber euthanasia of shelter pets. Please help establish FREE spay/neuter programs like Pittsburg did in 2012. Address the fundamental cause of pet overpopulation that leads to gas chamber massacre!!
May 19, 2015 fabs nacka
May 19, 2015 caitlynn paul
May 19, 2015 Teri Nix
May 18, 2015 (Name not displayed) It's a horrible inhumane way to put animals down. Some survive the gassing only to go through with it again. There is no empathy for the animals and it is often a slow painful death.
May 18, 2015 marcia ditieri
May 18, 2015 Julie Briggs Please stop this horrible practice
May 18, 2015 Catherine Hyett
May 18, 2015 Olga Cotto
May 18, 2015 Connie Newcombe ONLY NAZIS USED THIS METHOD ITS BARBARIC!! NO ANIMAL SHOULD BE GASSED!! ALL ANIMALS NEED A LOVING FOREVER HOME!!
May 18, 2015 Denise Janick
May 18, 2015 Christine Coons
May 18, 2015 Alicia Maurer
May 18, 2015 Lesley Freeman

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