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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 29, 2017 Angela Pomroy
Apr 29, 2017 (Name not displayed) Horrific! Please outlaw these inhumane death chambers now!
Apr 28, 2017 lori cesareo
Apr 28, 2017 Rachel Burton
Apr 28, 2017 Amy Sharpe
Apr 27, 2017 marie belanger
Apr 26, 2017 Alysa Waring
Apr 25, 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
Apr 25, 2017 Rhonda Graves
Apr 25, 2017 Joanne Montgomery This is barbaric and must end at once?
Apr 25, 2017 Franca Faustini
Apr 25, 2017 Judy Ronaghan
Apr 24, 2017 Vel Roe Please stop this barbaric method of killing animals!
Apr 24, 2017 Yolanda Bernhard
Apr 24, 2017 Janice Kelly
Apr 24, 2017 Janice Flood
Apr 24, 2017 Ceystal Jones
Apr 24, 2017 Lisa Seidner InHumane!
Apr 24, 2017 Cathleen Cascia
Apr 23, 2017 Sandra Walton
Apr 23, 2017 Kim Williams
Apr 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2017 Fara Grenn
Apr 22, 2017 Janet Swannell
Apr 22, 2017 Elvira Trebesius
Apr 21, 2017 Jennifer Hurlburt
Apr 21, 2017 Kelley Harriss
Apr 21, 2017 Thao Vu
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 Shanti Redwine
Apr 21, 2017 Sherrie Collins
Apr 21, 2017 Heather Cohen
Apr 21, 2017 Carolina Jimenez
Apr 21, 2017 paula overby
Apr 20, 2017 Donna Roberts
Apr 20, 2017 Parri Assem
Apr 20, 2017 Sharon Stanfield
Apr 20, 2017 Donna Goode
Apr 19, 2017 Toni Acuna
Apr 19, 2017 Nikki Sewell
Apr 18, 2017 Colleen Bashore
Apr 18, 2017 Vanessa Ungaro
Apr 18, 2017 Carol Wellman
Apr 17, 2017 Susanne Cuomo
Apr 17, 2017 牧瀬 千佳
Apr 16, 2017 Nellie Rando
Apr 16, 2017 Randi Richards
Apr 15, 2017 sharon klakken
Apr 15, 2017 Nika Ruquerez I thought people were upset with the Holocaust...
Apr 15, 2017 Nathan Fisher

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