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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


Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 26, 2016 Diana Bode
Jun 24, 2016 Tiffany Russell
Jun 23, 2016 Claudia Bruce
Jun 23, 2016 Angel Ruppert
Jun 23, 2016 Bernadette Stamm
Jun 23, 2016 irene miller
Jun 22, 2016 Jieun Bak
Jun 22, 2016 Charlotte Gressett
Jun 22, 2016 karine tremblay
Jun 22, 2016 Jennifer Orem
Jun 22, 2016 Kimberley Leal Carrizo
Jun 22, 2016 Andrea Oettinger
Jun 21, 2016 Jill Shell
Jun 21, 2016 shellie cavallaro
Jun 21, 2016 Jennie Winter
Jun 20, 2016 Irene & Bill Mauer
Jun 20, 2016 Lisiane Souza
Jun 20, 2016 Rita Hammond
Jun 19, 2016 SANDRA VITO
Jun 19, 2016 Kristi Hermanson
Jun 19, 2016 RENATA FLIS
Jun 18, 2016 Heather Martin
Jun 16, 2016 Arden Whitehead
Jun 16, 2016 Shane and Cindy Kilroy This horrific act MUST be STOPPED!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 16, 2016 EVE ROBERTS STOP IT, YOU BASTARDS!!!!
Jun 16, 2016 Patrice GARCIA
Jun 15, 2016 Faye Taylor
Jun 15, 2016 Mark Turner
Jun 15, 2016 Lotta Larsen
Jun 15, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
Jun 12, 2016 Carla Horn
Jun 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 12, 2016 Nathalie NOEL
Jun 9, 2016 Cynthia Parz Would you want this done to a family pet? Would you do this to an abandoned child? Animals are living, breathing, sentient beings that feel the same emotions as human beings. PLEASE STOP ALREADY!!!!!
Jun 9, 2016 Rosa Pereira
Jun 8, 2016 Lucinda Hare not in my name, not in humanity's name...have you lost your soul as well as your heart?
Jun 8, 2016 Maureen Ebner
Jun 8, 2016 Chris Bouckaert
Jun 8, 2016 Janine Corday
Jun 8, 2016 Jennifer Chambers
Jun 8, 2016 Sue Lindhorst I live in Missouri and I'm ashamed that we still have gas chambers.
Jun 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 7, 2016 Rita Norton
Jun 5, 2016 Helga Kordjukova
Jun 4, 2016 Annette Glorus
Jun 4, 2016 patty langford Gas chamber euthanasia is a barbaric & INHUMANE!!
Jun 4, 2016 Kathleen Fernandez
Jun 4, 2016 Jennifer Kullmann
Jun 4, 2016 ewa perczak

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