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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

Oct 22, 2016 Miryam Garcia
Oct 22, 2016 Miryam Fonken
Oct 21, 2016 Pam Sweeney
Oct 21, 2016 inmaculada sanchez raya
Oct 20, 2016 Diana Whitt I remember this being done when I was in my teens & I'm 61 now. Have we progressed no farther than the 60's as far as HUMANE euthanasia?
Oct 20, 2016 J Glaspie This is horrific and should have ended generations ago.
Oct 20, 2016 sorina simion-rodgers
Oct 20, 2016 Susan Ellis
Oct 20, 2016 Brian Pike
Oct 20, 2016 Barbara Bemis
Oct 20, 2016 lynn berghs
Oct 19, 2016 Cindy Morrison
Oct 19, 2016 kristin sullivan
Oct 18, 2016 Cindy Mortimer Shame there even has to be such a thing, but since it is, at least euthanize humanely as that is the very least these unfortunate animals deserve. Spay & neuter your pets people, adopt don't shop & before getting a pet be prepared for the responsibility.
Oct 17, 2016 Leslie McLain
Oct 17, 2016 L C
Oct 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2016 Wendy Lukowitz
Oct 17, 2016 Marie Bernier
Oct 17, 2016 Caridad Peñalver Albaladejo
Oct 16, 2016 Estela moreno
Oct 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Oct 16, 2016 Susan Geschwender Human criminals who raped and killed are executed humanely. Why let innocent animals suffer just because they are not wanted
Oct 16, 2016 Merina Halingten
Oct 15, 2016 Ilse Spiegel
Oct 15, 2016 T van Nieuwland
Oct 14, 2016 Nora Connell
Oct 14, 2016 J Russert
Oct 14, 2016 Catherine Steer
Oct 14, 2016 Elizabeth Ishmael
Oct 14, 2016 sharon vander pool
Oct 12, 2016 Tracey Cunningham
Oct 11, 2016 MARTA L
Oct 10, 2016 Donna Hernandez
Oct 10, 2016 jeff smith
Oct 10, 2016 Laurie Higgins
Oct 9, 2016 Dominique LANG
Oct 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2016 Andrew Marshall Horrific way for anything to die.
Oct 9, 2016 Sanand D
Oct 9, 2016 Julie Stuckey
Oct 8, 2016 Cristelle White
Oct 7, 2016 Kate Slattery
Oct 7, 2016 alexa molnar
Oct 6, 2016 Unique Johnson-Sanchez
Oct 5, 2016 Alan Haas
Oct 5, 2016 D Choike Jr
Oct 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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