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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

Nov 29, 2015 Neil McCart
Nov 28, 2015 Irene Martone SICK and HORRIBLY CRUEL. End this NOW.
Nov 28, 2015 debra Lustig
Nov 28, 2015 Lone Klitgaard
Nov 28, 2015 julie tatton
Nov 28, 2015 Kimberly Smith
Nov 27, 2015 Sandra Vickers
Nov 27, 2015 Gail Coates
Nov 27, 2015 Tara LaBrie
Nov 25, 2015 Dory Feldmann
Nov 25, 2015 Christine Summers
Nov 24, 2015 Caroline McKinney How about doing away with Kill shelters - don't know how you continue to call them shelters when they kill animals.
Nov 21, 2015 chantal cruz
Nov 21, 2015 Samantha Long
Nov 20, 2015 Rae Williams
Nov 19, 2015 Tiffany Ash
Nov 19, 2015 Hope Carl
Nov 19, 2015 Michelle Tucker
Nov 19, 2015 Leanne Rathmell
Nov 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2015 Angela Dodge Secretary, have you ever watched an animal die this way? It's sickening and cruel. It's a horror scene at its worst. This practice must be stopped.
Nov 18, 2015 Lauren Swiger
Nov 18, 2015 Bruce Batchelor So out of step in this century
Nov 18, 2015 Joanne Stabile
Nov 18, 2015 marina jirotka
Nov 18, 2015 Juleigh deakin CRUEL CRUEL CRUEL
Nov 18, 2015 Jessica Whitehead
Nov 18, 2015 Kim March
Nov 17, 2015 Cindy Fowler Kill shelters are so wrong! How could anyone kill such beautiful souls. So giving loving souls
Nov 17, 2015 Maja Lacković
Nov 17, 2015 Kathy Sutter Bless all of you
Nov 16, 2015 Andrelene Babbitt
Nov 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2015 Margherita Polia
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 15, 2015 Kaylee Perez
Nov 14, 2015 lila guerrero
Nov 14, 2015 Jo Ann Cook
Nov 14, 2015 Tracy Blogna
Nov 14, 2015 Pam Richards
Nov 13, 2015 Elma Pjanic
Nov 13, 2015 Stacy Bell
Nov 13, 2015 Judith Ormerod
Nov 12, 2015 Maria Holzmann
Nov 12, 2015 Sandra Beul
Nov 12, 2015 Marga Childs

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