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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


Sep 29, 2016 Marcine Wilson It is shameful that there are still some-too many-states that still permit the use of Gas Chambers. They are so cruel and should be outlawed. Please try to do this. Thanks.
Sep 28, 2016 l wolf
Sep 28, 2016 Gudrun Dennis
Sep 28, 2016 ROSARIO CASTILLO
Sep 28, 2016 Marjetka Cerne
Sep 28, 2016 Julia Koerth
Sep 28, 2016 Heide-Marie Henniger
Sep 28, 2016 Harriet Brown Please stop this horrible practice now. Cruel and inhumane better. End the suffering
Sep 28, 2016 Dawn Cummins
Sep 28, 2016 Adine Hamlin Any one who can gas an animal is a sick monster who should be gassed
Sep 28, 2016 Janis ciaramello
Sep 28, 2016 Madeline lavalle
Sep 28, 2016 laurie buys
Sep 28, 2016 Keth Luke
Sep 27, 2016 carol gagnon
Sep 26, 2016 Sara Emory This is horrible
Sep 26, 2016 Peggy Reyes
Sep 25, 2016 lia onda
Sep 25, 2016 Jacqueline Clare
Sep 25, 2016 Laura Valentine
Sep 24, 2016 Susie Leija
Sep 24, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Sep 23, 2016 Deborah Bol
Sep 23, 2016 zana midmore
Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox
Sep 23, 2016 Richard Svensson
Sep 23, 2016 Susan Winsberg I can't believe this method is still used in the United States. Disgusting!
Sep 23, 2016 John Baughman
Sep 23, 2016 Rochelle Smith We're like the nazis of the animal world. Hideously inhumane.
Sep 22, 2016 Sandra Lubrano
Sep 21, 2016 Xandria Clark
Sep 21, 2016 William Dennis
Sep 20, 2016 Rickey Ramseur
Sep 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2016 Jan Repp
Sep 17, 2016 Kathy Wall
Sep 16, 2016 Heather Corry
Sep 16, 2016 Dona Anderson
Sep 16, 2016 Marie Armandy
Sep 16, 2016 Borassi Rita
Sep 16, 2016 Melissa Randall
Sep 16, 2016 Michael Friedman
Sep 16, 2016 natalie collins
Sep 16, 2016 Karen and Joe Lansdale
Sep 15, 2016 arline lohli
Sep 14, 2016 Dee Dee Neely
Sep 14, 2016 Jennifer Friend
Sep 14, 2016 Mary Argo
Sep 14, 2016 pauline hignett I will let everyone know
Sep 13, 2016 Pam Zaborowski

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