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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

Sep 25, 2016 lia onda
Sep 25, 2016 Jacqueline Clare
Sep 25, 2016 Laura Valentine
Sep 24, 2016 Susie Leija
Sep 24, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Sep 23, 2016 Deborah Bol
Sep 23, 2016 zana midmore
Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox
Sep 23, 2016 Richard Svensson
Sep 23, 2016 Susan Winsberg I can't believe this method is still used in the United States. Disgusting!
Sep 23, 2016 John Baughman
Sep 23, 2016 Rochelle Smith We're like the nazis of the animal world. Hideously inhumane.
Sep 22, 2016 Sandra Lubrano
Sep 21, 2016 Xandria Clark
Sep 21, 2016 William Dennis
Sep 20, 2016 Rickey Ramseur
Sep 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2016 Jan Repp
Sep 17, 2016 Kathy Wall
Sep 16, 2016 Heather Corry
Sep 16, 2016 Dona Anderson
Sep 16, 2016 Marie Armandy
Sep 16, 2016 Borassi Rita
Sep 16, 2016 Melissa Randall
Sep 16, 2016 Michael Friedman
Sep 16, 2016 natalie collins
Sep 16, 2016 Karen and Joe Lansdale
Sep 15, 2016 arline lohli
Sep 14, 2016 Dee Dee Neely
Sep 14, 2016 Jennifer Friend
Sep 14, 2016 Mary Argo
Sep 14, 2016 pauline hignett I will let everyone know
Sep 13, 2016 Pam Zaborowski
Sep 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2016 Pedro Luiz Scalisse
Sep 12, 2016 Marilyn Morgan
Sep 12, 2016 Myrna Alvarado
Sep 12, 2016 Jenna Harris
Sep 12, 2016 Dean LaPorte
Sep 12, 2016 Anne Defays
Sep 12, 2016 Susan Seidman
Sep 12, 2016 maggie dunn
Sep 12, 2016 Sally Wise
Sep 12, 2016 Fay Wald
Sep 11, 2016 Tom Riley Get rid of gas chambers
Sep 11, 2016 Susan Maxson I cannot believe that America has so little regard for life that it continues to murder animals in this manner.
Sep 10, 2016 Denise Matylewicz What a horrible inhumane format of ending a helpless animals life. Euthanasia should not be at all for healthy animals but especially not the gas chamber.
Sep 10, 2016 Marina Drake
Sep 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 8, 2016 Kara Anderson

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