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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


Dec 10, 2016 Anna Mondanelli
Dec 10, 2016 Robert Ramirez
Dec 9, 2016 sandra gronowski
Dec 9, 2016 Cinthya Davis
Dec 9, 2016 Penny Mackenzie
Dec 7, 2016 Ivan Zhyvolup
Dec 6, 2016 Karen Glennan-West
Dec 6, 2016 Marilyn Figueroa
Dec 6, 2016 Sandra Mattioli So inhumane....
Dec 6, 2016 Jessica Wolf
Dec 6, 2016 Filippo Garofalo
Dec 5, 2016 Katia Salyards
Dec 5, 2016 Amy Meier
Dec 2, 2016 Stan Benton Also work on spay/neuter, finding homes, and banning puppy mills, to avoid as much "euthanasia" (murder) as possible.
Dec 2, 2016 Karen Drum
Dec 2, 2016 Jamie Dampier
Dec 2, 2016 Lorene Jajtner
Dec 2, 2016 Libby berman
Dec 2, 2016 Tanya Wenrich
Dec 2, 2016 Kathryn Gallagher
Dec 2, 2016 deborah schuler
Dec 2, 2016 Carla Cicchi Please immediately outlaw the archaic and cruel gas chamber euthanasia/killing of dogs, cats, etc. Instead make it a law that sodium pentobarbital that painlessly and quickly kills animals must be used.
Dec 1, 2016 Lisa Davidson
Dec 1, 2016 Lisa Petardi
Nov 30, 2016 Maria Gomes
Nov 28, 2016 Debra Hunt
Nov 28, 2016 Mariann Adcock
Nov 28, 2016 Allison Glancey
Nov 27, 2016 Julie Haugen
Nov 27, 2016 Dena Hall
Nov 26, 2016 Olga Espinosa
Nov 26, 2016 James Howarth This a terrible way for any living creature to die and must be eliminated.
Nov 23, 2016 Sally Hughes
Nov 23, 2016 Carla Korrick
Nov 23, 2016 Anne Prost
Nov 22, 2016 Robert Chacon
Nov 22, 2016 John Ingram
Nov 21, 2016 Cassandra Lewis
Nov 21, 2016 KJ Ortiz End gas chamber euthanasia. It is an outdated method of putting animals to sleep and is so cruel. Lethal injection is a faster and more humane procedure.
Nov 21, 2016 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Nov 20, 2016 linda de guzman
Nov 20, 2016 Heather Bough
Nov 20, 2016 Murry Caetano
Nov 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2016 Margaret Emersen-Rich
Nov 19, 2016 Kelsey Reinhard
Nov 19, 2016 Mary Caputi
Nov 18, 2016 Martine Smet
Nov 18, 2016 georgeta burca
Nov 18, 2016 Linda Granato

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