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Each year, more states are giving up gas chambers as a means of euthanasia for animals. Please see our new petition targeting Utah's state legislators, asking them to give up the cruelty of gas chambers!
Final signature count: 96,937
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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.

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

May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 Urszula Jas
May 18, 2017 Melissa Pacheco
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester This is a barbaric ending to these animal's lives!
May 17, 2017 John ONeal Please ban cruel gas chambers immediately. These poor, innocent animals deserve a compassionate and dignified ending.
May 17, 2017 Anne Presuel-Moreno
May 17, 2017 lisa hearn
May 17, 2017 Wendy Mercante
May 16, 2017 Audrey Morgan
May 16, 2017 Jami Yoho
May 16, 2017 Linda Meyer
May 16, 2017 Danielle Eshuis
May 16, 2017 Angela Tune
May 16, 2017 Julie Craig
May 16, 2017 veronica araujo
May 16, 2017 Laura Clem Please...
May 16, 2017 Amanda Dickinson
May 16, 2017 Denise Garner
May 15, 2017 Justine WONT KNOW
May 15, 2017 Elena Burankova
May 14, 2017 Myia Wilkerson
May 13, 2017 Sudeshna Ghosh
May 13, 2017 Paola Venezia
May 12, 2017 Oscar Landé
May 12, 2017 Graciela Rodriguez-Sero
May 12, 2017 Deborah Beck
May 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2017 Rama Bharadwaj
May 11, 2017 (Name not displayed) This is a disgusting, inhumane practice. Please treat animals with the kindness and respect, even in death, and stop this practice. It is unnecessary and I implore you to stop this barbaric treatment of our animal friends & companions.
May 11, 2017 julio montes
May 11, 2017 Michalla Sutton
May 11, 2017 Pamela Llewellyn
May 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2017 Jaci Taylor
May 10, 2017 Sławomir Prucnal
May 10, 2017 Denise Simpson
May 10, 2017 rachel rolston
May 10, 2017 misty decker
May 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 8, 2017 Cathy Dennler
May 8, 2017 Ruth Benschoter
May 8, 2017 Martha OHarra End the gas chambers now. And meanwhile, people need to be more responsible for dependent domestic animals.
May 7, 2017 Adrienne Estrada
May 5, 2017 Marie McMahan Cruel and inhumane
May 5, 2017 Helle Norberg
May 5, 2017 Barbara Szantai
May 3, 2017 Cathy Munchback
May 3, 2017 KIM ATROSH Life is not a ladder with humans being the top rung, life is a circle, we are all connected and no one species is better than another. Treat all livings beings with love and respect.
May 3, 2017 Tina Havlik
May 2, 2017 Diana Grob

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