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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

Apr 28, 2016 Valeria Santos
Apr 28, 2016 Janet Roberts This is a horrendous way to die! They call themselves Humane Society where is the humanity in that kind of cruel & painful death!?
Apr 28, 2016 Christine O'Brien
Apr 28, 2016 lilas giorgi
Apr 28, 2016 Margaret Vernon
Apr 28, 2016 Marisol Ackerman
Apr 28, 2016 Anne-Marie Sancho
Apr 28, 2016 Joel Penny
Apr 28, 2016 Nélia Camara
Apr 27, 2016 Mary Best This cruel method form of maintaining pet population must b changed because mans best friends deserve better than this.
Apr 27, 2016 Jennifer Surprise
Apr 27, 2016 William Weaver
Apr 27, 2016 Leah Hess How can it be acceptable for innocent animals, but not for the pedophiles, rapist, or murderers? This is so backwards!!! And it NEEDS TO CHANGE!!!
Apr 27, 2016 Marian Snijder
Apr 27, 2016 Piet Visser
Apr 27, 2016 Martina Riordon
Apr 27, 2016 Maggie Dunn
Apr 27, 2016 Caryl Johnson
Apr 27, 2016 Jessica Vanasdlen
Apr 27, 2016 Carolina Cox
Apr 27, 2016 Cathy Zuniga
Apr 26, 2016 SUZANNE WURTZ
Apr 26, 2016 Sandra Greene
Apr 26, 2016 Carla Torti
Apr 26, 2016 Wendy Stoneman
Apr 25, 2016 Lynne Pendergast
Apr 25, 2016 Mark Warren
Apr 25, 2016 Cynthia Feezell
Apr 25, 2016 luc boivin
Apr 24, 2016 Monika Pellegrini
Apr 24, 2016 Carolyn Sharpless We cannot be considered a humane people if we continue to practice this barbaric way of euthanasia on innocent animals. It makes us no better than the Nazi. Stop this practice NOW!!!!
Apr 24, 2016 Patricia Costa This horrific torture should have never existed. Outlaw this terrible death torture. ASAP
Apr 24, 2016 Kelleen Farrell
Apr 24, 2016 Алексей Жезлов
Apr 22, 2016 Carol Greenhill
Apr 22, 2016 Jodie Crisci
Apr 21, 2016 Lauren Schnotala Disgusting! How would you like to die like that?! I know I wouldn't!
Apr 21, 2016 Betina Estevez
Apr 21, 2016 Susan Brittain
Apr 21, 2016 catherine boyles
Apr 21, 2016 Claudio Bucci
Apr 21, 2016 Ashley Dible
Apr 21, 2016 Tanya Ross please stop this horrible, inhumane and not needed way of euthanizing shelter animals
Apr 21, 2016 Patsy DR
Apr 20, 2016 Betty Martin
Apr 20, 2016 Claire Wilkinson If we condemn Nazis for gassing Jews, then why would we ever condone gassing innocent animals?
Apr 20, 2016 Teresa Wright
Apr 20, 2016 Rebecca Andrew
Apr 20, 2016 June Kovac Please STOP THIS BARBARIC PRACTCE. It is a sin against all animals. The HUMANE thing to do is to support all animals til they find a home,or allow them to live out their natural lives in TAXPAYER/CHARITABLE shelter.
Apr 19, 2016 yvonne points

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