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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


Feb 19, 2017 cheryl metzger
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 sarah weisberg this is not ok. you have been told before and we will not go silent
Feb 16, 2017 janice pemberton
Feb 16, 2017 Wendy Mae
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2017 Lance Kammerud I don't know how anybody with a conscience could do this to any animal
Feb 15, 2017 ALLISON KINTNER
Feb 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 15, 2017 Jean McClenathen
Feb 15, 2017 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Feb 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 14, 2017 Christine McNulty
Feb 14, 2017 Joshua Santos
Feb 14, 2017 Janice Kyle
Feb 14, 2017 Jennifer Johnson
Feb 14, 2017 Deborah Boychuk On criminal humans, yes!! On innocent animals, you bastards!
Feb 14, 2017 Heidi Moschetti
Feb 14, 2017 Dunja Srdanovic OMG ,what is wrong with you people?!
Feb 14, 2017 Lisa Hammermeister
Feb 14, 2017 Miranda Atawish
Feb 14, 2017 MARLENE RANTZ VERY CRUEL AND OUTDATED-PLEASE END IT NOW! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Feb 14, 2017 Kelly Crenshaw
Feb 14, 2017 suzanne nadeau
Feb 14, 2017 Leslie Campo
Feb 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2017 Gry Redmore
Feb 13, 2017 Janice Rotonda
Feb 12, 2017 Ronald Rutzky
Feb 12, 2017 michele rule
Feb 12, 2017 Patricia Rank
Feb 12, 2017 amelia vitale
Feb 12, 2017 Jinny Malik
Feb 11, 2017 brenda seegers
Feb 11, 2017 Meagen Jensen
Feb 11, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
Feb 11, 2017 Stacey Boyd
Feb 11, 2017 Dave Enger
Feb 10, 2017 Desiree Decaire
Feb 10, 2017 José Ángel
Feb 9, 2017 Kelli Sheflin
Feb 9, 2017 julian zrnic
Feb 9, 2017 Cynthia Allen This is cruel and inhumane.
Feb 8, 2017 Mariam Michaela
Feb 8, 2017 Catherine A Ogburn
Feb 8, 2017 Linda Gibson
Feb 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2017 Elizabeth Lok
Feb 7, 2017 Kimberly Stiles Stop this now! Please.
Feb 7, 2017 Cheryl Hopkins

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