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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


Mar 22, 2017 Maggie Santiago
Mar 22, 2017 Cynthia Humphreville This atrocity must be stopped nationwide.
Mar 21, 2017 DOROTHY MILLIGAN
Mar 20, 2017 Hannah Weil
Mar 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2017 Lisa Vaugh
Mar 19, 2017 Sibrina Russell
Mar 17, 2017 Rosalind Wilton
Mar 17, 2017 Katie Sceats
Mar 16, 2017 P Plunkett
Mar 16, 2017 Pamela Hazen
Mar 16, 2017 Susan Benavidez
Mar 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2017 Robert Irwin
Mar 15, 2017 Laurice Helmer
Mar 15, 2017 Dianna Brown
Mar 15, 2017 Monica Ciapini
Mar 15, 2017 Shereen Gillette
Mar 15, 2017 Shannon Irwin
Mar 15, 2017 Paul Statman
Mar 14, 2017 Karen Ruth McCarthy
Mar 14, 2017 Michelle Lew
Mar 14, 2017 Barb Breese
Mar 14, 2017 Holly Davison
Mar 14, 2017 L Proctor
Mar 14, 2017 Marie Willow
Mar 14, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Mar 13, 2017 Terri Robb
Mar 13, 2017 (Name not displayed) hideous cruelty.
Mar 13, 2017 Virginia Frick
Mar 13, 2017 Robert Keiser
Mar 13, 2017 Sarah Gavison
Mar 13, 2017 GERI GASIOROWSKI
Mar 13, 2017 Carl Hoffmeister
Mar 13, 2017 claudia Barra
Mar 12, 2017 Kelly Timon
Mar 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 12, 2017 Barbara Hauck
Mar 12, 2017 Susan Briggs
Mar 12, 2017 Sharon Grieco Why is it we no longer do this to people? But its ok to do to innocent animals? How can you be ok with that? Lets put the gas chamber back to use in the USA - NO? Than animals don't deserve that end either - they are better than people.
Mar 12, 2017 Elisabeth Volpato
Mar 12, 2017 Dianne Dungay
Mar 12, 2017 Randi Mayrent
Mar 11, 2017 Rex De Silva
Mar 11, 2017 Paul Herbst FOR GOD'S SAKE, SHOW COMPASSION TO THESE INNOCENTS!
Mar 11, 2017 Lorri Goldman
Mar 11, 2017 Fiona Forrest
Mar 11, 2017 Lian Trock
Mar 11, 2017 Dorothy Henry
Mar 11, 2017 Jennifer Janiksela Gas chambers should only be used for animal abusers, child abusers and criminals!! NIT innocent animals

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