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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 8, 2016 Shari Guffey
Feb 8, 2016 carolyne tivey BARBARIC; COME ON AMERICA
Feb 7, 2016 Adelaide Monteiro
Feb 7, 2016 Lori Chapin
Feb 7, 2016 Debra Nourse
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed) Stop this practice in all states.
Feb 5, 2016 Faith Strailey
Feb 5, 2016 Ruby Lowe
Feb 5, 2016 Sara Cooney This is cruel, cheap, and unnecessary; and it's ironic that there are cheaper methods in existence.
Feb 5, 2016 Reba Cassini
Feb 4, 2016 Devon Crane
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2016 Eden Creasor
Feb 4, 2016 Kristin Thunberg
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed) I didn't know America supported the Holocaust...
Feb 3, 2016 Gina Ponder Why use such a cruel devise that causes so much suffering ?
Feb 3, 2016 Ruth Sambor
Feb 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please stop no kill animals ,unless if cancer or tumor ,put sleep ,if other no reason .not need kill
Feb 3, 2016 Cecile Lemay
Feb 3, 2016 Jessica Robinson
Feb 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2016 Cathy Sikes
Feb 3, 2016 Elizabeth Dusza
Feb 2, 2016 Cindy Casteel
Feb 2, 2016 Bryan Martin
Feb 1, 2016 Andrew Weprin
Feb 1, 2016 Nowell Overby
Feb 1, 2016 Anna Dougall
Jan 31, 2016 cathleen gorden
Jan 31, 2016 Clare Johnson
Jan 30, 2016 Doreen Forbes
Jan 30, 2016 DONNA FRUSHON
Jan 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2016 Peyton Sink
Jan 29, 2016 Linda Hedio
Jan 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2016 Sheri Randall JUST HORRIFYING THAT THIS IS EVEN DONE. PLEASE END IT NOW
Jan 27, 2016 Robin Ingram
Jan 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Jan 27, 2016 Lori Rios Please stop the horrific way animals are being killed.
Jan 27, 2016 Annica Eriksson HORRIFYING, STOP IT!!
Jan 26, 2016 Lynne Pateman
Jan 26, 2016 maibritt hedegaard
Jan 26, 2016 LOLA CUADRADO
Jan 26, 2016 Erin Nelson
Jan 26, 2016 Jennifer Perret
Jan 26, 2016 Georgina Puente
Jan 26, 2016 John Cort

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