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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


May 30, 2016 Cathy Marshall
May 30, 2016 Tiffany Ackert Gassing is considered "cruel and unusual" punishment for murderers, rapists, pedophiles but ACCEPTABLE for ANIMALS that have done NOTHING WRONG; they simply are homeless. Serial killers get a lethal injection but unwanted animals get gassed? Disgusting!!
May 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2016 Ron Repko
May 29, 2016 heidi van damme
May 28, 2016 Dora Waters
May 27, 2016 Mila Counihan
May 27, 2016 Donald Hyatt
May 27, 2016 Brycelyn Pure
May 27, 2016 Maria Lischak
May 27, 2016 Beth Nordmeyer Why does the USDA continue to condone abuse rather than halt it! The USDA system is broken!
May 26, 2016 Esther Clayson
May 25, 2016 Penny Barrowman Hitlers reign is over and gas chambers are a horrid way to die. Ban them now. These poor souls don't deserve a death sentence so cruel, inhumane only for the sake no one wants them. Find them homes and they would not be in that situation of death!!!
May 22, 2016 Patricia Morgan
May 22, 2016 Kat Courtney, MA
May 22, 2016 Jason Peter
May 21, 2016 Carla Presnell
May 20, 2016 Carmen Stigen
May 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2016 Joanne Telasco
May 20, 2016 Diana Aylward
May 19, 2016 Elsa Aguilar
May 19, 2016 Laney Smith
May 19, 2016 Vicki Kemp
May 19, 2016 Robbin Covill
May 19, 2016 Peggy Crowl
May 19, 2016 Debra Yanko
May 19, 2016 Jeanette Harrison
May 19, 2016 Isabel Owen
May 19, 2016 Donna Cross
May 19, 2016 Dat Tran
May 19, 2016 Diana Cleveland
May 19, 2016 Emira Galan
May 18, 2016 Linda Dockery
May 18, 2016 Yashoda Jordan
May 16, 2016 wanda-kuky keller
May 15, 2016 (Name not displayed) Animals are not expendable. They feel just like we humans feel.
May 13, 2016 aLeXX CooPeR
May 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2016 Jody Ruff
May 13, 2016 Katelyn Christensen
May 13, 2016 Kerry Soubra
May 13, 2016 Phil Dodson
May 13, 2016 Emily Berlin
May 13, 2016 Gail Battinelli
May 12, 2016 mary crowder
May 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 12, 2016 Katherine Underwood This is completely inhumane! I am appalled by the lack of empathy (by the "top" species) for creatures with so much [empathy].
May 12, 2016 Lisa Kelly Jarvis
May 11, 2016 Cynthia Haynes

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