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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


Aug 30, 2016 Pamela Lebowitz If anybody believes or tells you that this is a humane way to kill animals, it's the complete opposite. It's absolutely horrifying and takes a long time. I don't believe in the killing of any living being but to do it in such a horrific way is inexcusable
Aug 30, 2016 Rhonda Spivey
Aug 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2016 Vickie Dresselhaus Please ! Please! Please! Do you really feel the need to hurt any more ?
Aug 27, 2016 sarah anspaugh
Aug 26, 2016 Kristine Richter
Aug 24, 2016 r vanstrien
Aug 24, 2016 bea zeis
Aug 24, 2016 Olga Madzarevic
Aug 24, 2016 teresa wilson
Aug 24, 2016 Catherine Williams
Aug 24, 2016 linda blair
Aug 24, 2016 Harella Mishol
Aug 23, 2016 Joann Costs These helpless animal's have a heart..
Aug 23, 2016 Barbara Greninger
Aug 23, 2016 Ad Lenders
Aug 22, 2016 Robin Blakesley
Aug 20, 2016 Vicky Brown
Aug 20, 2016 Karin Kyes
Aug 20, 2016 Juanice Burroughs
Aug 20, 2016 Marilyn Yeutsy
Aug 20, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 20, 2016 Andrew Williams
Aug 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2016 Sandra Orsi
Aug 19, 2016 Fonda D'Alessandro Please Stop Now!
Aug 19, 2016 Rose Nichols
Aug 19, 2016 Flavia Perizzolo
Aug 19, 2016 Eric Geier
Aug 19, 2016 Melissa Hatfield
Aug 18, 2016 Karen Hilliard Please stop this animal torture. There is simply no need for this practice in this day and time. Shame on the government, the shelters and shame on YOU.
Aug 18, 2016 Cherryl Keppler
Aug 18, 2016 Sam McLeod
Aug 17, 2016 kendra cope I didn't even know this method was still used and I am shocked and disturbed by this. How can anyone be content knowing any living creature has to die like this, especially an innocent creature!!!
Aug 17, 2016 Elizabeth Keenan
Aug 17, 2016 Carolyn Swan USDA, GET RID OF THE GAS CHAMBER!!!!!!!!
Aug 17, 2016 Jovan Ljubenovic
Aug 17, 2016 Colleen McGovern
Aug 16, 2016 Roger Williams
Aug 16, 2016 Jennifer Shifflett
Aug 16, 2016 Susan Lindsey
Aug 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2016 Elizabeth Nugen
Aug 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2016 Amanda Bridgeman
Aug 15, 2016 casey muhs
Aug 15, 2016 Ingrid Taylor
Aug 14, 2016 Dennis Horvitz
Aug 12, 2016 DAYLA Lingerfelt
Aug 12, 2016 Marcia Sutton

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