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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


Mar 29, 2017 Madeleine Oliveland
Mar 29, 2017 Laurie Glanz This is sickening! Please stop doing this to innocent animals. Give them dignity in death, please!!
Mar 29, 2017 JOSEFA ARANA
Mar 29, 2017 Patty Stokes It's inhumane and cruel
Mar 29, 2017 Karen Wilkinson
Mar 29, 2017 Georgia Roussis
Mar 28, 2017 Christine Elie
Mar 28, 2017 Charity stoddard
Mar 28, 2017 Diane Kavanagh
Mar 28, 2017 Janice Bernard
Mar 28, 2017 Charles Lefever
Mar 28, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Mar 28, 2017 André Henrique Bacci
Mar 28, 2017 Maria Staffieri
Mar 28, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
Mar 28, 2017 Erika McLeod
Mar 28, 2017 Maria cristina Arthur -Roeder
Mar 28, 2017 Josie Tuthill
Mar 28, 2017 Kelly Nestelroad
Mar 27, 2017 josilda josilda
Mar 27, 2017 Harpreet kaur
Mar 26, 2017 Deborah Sullivan
Mar 25, 2017 Lydia Johns
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Mar 25, 2017 Loda Maynor
Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 24, 2017 Carolyn Beck
Mar 24, 2017 jay beck
Mar 23, 2017 Cortez Louise
Mar 23, 2017 Sadie Lewis Violence, abuse, torture- sick and evil. We each need to positize our cover of the world.
Mar 23, 2017 Bruce Nix
Mar 23, 2017 john guerrero
Mar 23, 2017 ivonne leon
Mar 23, 2017 sjef jansen
Mar 23, 2017 Beatriz Zebadua
Mar 23, 2017 Carrie Carlson
Mar 23, 2017 EDWARD J CUBERO
Mar 23, 2017 Linda Brown
Mar 23, 2017 sheryl claxton
Mar 23, 2017 LINDA boyce
Mar 23, 2017 Maria Johnson
Mar 23, 2017 Beth Imbruglia
Mar 23, 2017 Joseph Breitenbach This is 1 of the most painful deaths there is. STOP IT! Adoption is best but if you are going to murder defenseless animals there are other less painful ways!
Mar 23, 2017 K T
Mar 23, 2017 chris woltjen
Mar 22, 2017 Maggie Santiago
Mar 22, 2017 Cynthia Humphreville This atrocity must be stopped nationwide.

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