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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

Jul 29, 2016 Ashley King
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Jul 29, 2016 Leilani Palmer
Jul 28, 2016 Lynn Kahl
Jul 26, 2016 Elisabeth Jimmink
Jul 26, 2016 (Name not displayed) Aren't we better than the Nazis?
Jul 26, 2016 Marianne Smith I can't believe gas chambers still exist. Disgusting.
Jul 26, 2016 Darla wood
Jul 26, 2016 Jodi Igard
Jul 25, 2016 Sharon Hawkinson
Jul 25, 2016 mario forchelli
Jul 25, 2016 Angela Lambert
Jul 25, 2016 Julie Williamson
Jul 25, 2016 Leanne Evans
Jul 25, 2016 pamela sutton
Jul 25, 2016 Helen Wordsworth
Jul 25, 2016 Chris Greg
Jul 24, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 24, 2016 Ariadna Alonso
Jul 24, 2016 M Valadares
Jul 23, 2016 Teresa Barrett
Jul 23, 2016 Regan Rhebeck
Jul 23, 2016 William T. Wondolowski
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2016 Thamy Piacenti Ferreira
Jul 22, 2016 Jodi Perkins
Jul 22, 2016 Jodi Cohen
Jul 22, 2016 Richard Spratley
Jul 22, 2016 mary e hunt
Jul 22, 2016 Kaarina Moilanen
Jul 20, 2016 Bob Bellamy
Jul 19, 2016 deborah misenheimer
Jul 19, 2016 Bonny Gatchel
Jul 19, 2016 chaz berlusconi
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Jul 18, 2016 Norma Mytys
Jul 18, 2016 Paul A
Jul 17, 2016 Negar Modgeddi
Jul 17, 2016 Detra Hargrave
Jul 16, 2016 Lora Copa
Jul 16, 2016 Suzette Hoyt
Jul 16, 2016 Laura Sherwood
Jul 15, 2016 Dawn London
Jul 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2016 Marcia Hanna
Jul 15, 2016 Kae Novotny Until extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not know peace. Albert Schweitzer said it perfectly
Jul 15, 2016 Jackie Hill Gas chambers are inhumane and the animal suffers needlessly. Please outlaw them!!!!
Jul 15, 2016 Denise Wiley

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