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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


Feb 23, 2017 Terri Hughes This is INHUMANE and it needs to STOP NOW. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 23, 2017 Maria Kanuk
Feb 23, 2017 Katha Kerr
Feb 23, 2017 Jeanne Crabb
Feb 23, 2017 Barb Holznagel
Feb 23, 2017 Theresa Tucker
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 23, 2017 Barbara Branham
Feb 23, 2017 Josee Lamontagne
Feb 23, 2017 Pamela Miguez
Feb 22, 2017 Maj-Liz Downey
Feb 22, 2017 Michell G.
Feb 22, 2017 Pamela Sticht
Feb 22, 2017 (Name not displayed) Eu by injection. No on the use of the gas chamber.
Feb 22, 2017 Jamie Uecker
Feb 22, 2017 Kimberly Frederick
Feb 21, 2017 kathy raggio The US can not be more humane! I am ashamed to be an American sometimes, this is one of those times
Feb 21, 2017 Lisa Voile
Feb 21, 2017 Rachael Erickson
Feb 21, 2017 Debbie Davis CMKBD CAPS
Feb 21, 2017 Naomi Dunlap
Feb 21, 2017 William McMullin
Feb 21, 2017 Sally Hart
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Carol Brandt Backward and shameful- that is what this cruelty is.
Feb 21, 2017 julie munson
Feb 21, 2017 Diane Wildes
Feb 21, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 21, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
Feb 21, 2017 brittany russell
Feb 20, 2017 Janet Smith
Feb 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) There is nothing humane about gassing a poor creature to death!!
Feb 19, 2017 cheryl metzger
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 sarah weisberg this is not ok. you have been told before and we will not go silent
Feb 16, 2017 janice pemberton
Feb 16, 2017 Wendy Mae
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2017 Lance Kammerud I don't know how anybody with a conscience could do this to any animal
Feb 15, 2017 ALLISON KINTNER
Feb 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2017 Jean McClenathen
Feb 15, 2017 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Feb 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 14, 2017 Christine McNulty
Feb 14, 2017 Joshua Santos
Feb 14, 2017 Janice Kyle
Feb 14, 2017 Jennifer Johnson
Feb 14, 2017 Deborah Boychuk On criminal humans, yes!! On innocent animals, you bastards!
Feb 14, 2017 Heidi Moschetti

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