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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


Jan 19, 2017 Kevin Maisonave
Jan 18, 2017 Casey O'Conner
Jan 18, 2017 Steve Roth
Jan 18, 2017 Charity Chambers
Jan 17, 2017 April Brown
Jan 17, 2017 Sue King
Jan 16, 2017 Sandy Poole
Jan 16, 2017 Ray Morris
Jan 16, 2017 Debbie Thomas This is a terrible way for any creature to die - and there are still people alive today who can tell you how terrible. Please put an end to this awful and unnecessary practice now.
Jan 16, 2017 Renee Snyder
Jan 16, 2017 renee vesely
Jan 16, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Jan 15, 2017 Nico Sandman
Jan 15, 2017 Susanna Pohto
Jan 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 13, 2017 Dalma Bugg
Jan 12, 2017 Marie Santoro
Jan 11, 2017 Carol Polak
Jan 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 11, 2017 Mary Prelovsky
Jan 11, 2017 jude lotz
Jan 11, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 11, 2017 Lynn Zoch Please work to ban this cruel practice across the country.
Jan 11, 2017 Kristen Boyd
Jan 11, 2017 Amy Whitfield
Jan 11, 2017 Cheryl MacKay
Jan 10, 2017 Jackie McFatland
Jan 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 10, 2017 Beth Doty
Jan 10, 2017 Maria Galatro There is no need for the gas chamber . Let Dog"s live
Jan 9, 2017 Joann Noonan
Jan 9, 2017 SHERRY MATTOCKS
Jan 9, 2017 Terance Murphy
Jan 8, 2017 Karola Windweh
Jan 7, 2017 SHERIN NAGRA
Jan 6, 2017 Jenice Minamide
Jan 6, 2017 Nancy Richardson Please end this practice in all 50 states ASAP.
Jan 6, 2017 Jacqueline White
Jan 6, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jan 5, 2017 ibrahim rexhepi
Jan 5, 2017 Sara Fox-Uvalle
Jan 4, 2017 Barbara Beatty
Jan 4, 2017 Rita Schwarz
Jan 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2017 Mar Do
Jan 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2017 Sarah Kummerfeldt
Jan 3, 2017 Taylor Kane
Jan 3, 2017 Laura Bellato
Jan 3, 2017 Jason Post

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