Ban inhumane Gassing of Animals at Gaston Animal Control!
  • Petitioned Gary W. Buckner
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Police Chief
Gary W. Buckner
See response
Town Manager
Ed Munn
Gaston County Commissioner
Gaston County Commissioner
Gaston County Commissioner
Gaston County Commissioner
Vice Chairman, Dallas Township
Tracy Philbeck
North Carolina & Gaston County Representatives
Donnie Loftis
Gaston County Commissioner
North Carolina Governor
North Carolina State House
U.S. Senate
North Carolina State Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Ban inhumane Gassing of Animals at Gaston Animal Control!

    1. Petition by

      Larissa Tuttle

      Mission Viejo, CA

To North Carolina residents (primarily), please sign this petition:

Gaston County, North Carolina - This shelter is still reserving the right to use the gas chamber to kill animals they "feel" are feral, aggressive, or anti-social, which is also TYPICAL SHELTER BEHAVIOR for any animal. Even if the animals truly fit this criteria, it's still completely inhumane and barbaric to kill in this manner.

Gassing animals to death is painful, cruel, and barbaric. It should be illegal in every state-in every country. Historically, this inhumane method of killing was used by the Nazis, and to this day is not allowed even for the punishment of our most severe serial killers. Yet in NC and some other states the local and government officials continue to choose to kill animals in this horrific manner. In fact, North Carolina is one of the worst offenders when it comes to killing animals in gas chambers (Texas too). 

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians has stated, "...the use of carbon monoxide for individual or mass companion animal euthanasia in shelters is unacceptable due to significant humane, operational and safety concerns." Please read their document available online at:

HSUS states, "Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is, without question, an unacceptable method of euthanasia in states where shelters can legally obtain and administer sodium pentobarbital." Source:

The mayor,  Rick CColeman Mayor of DallasNC, does not appear to post an email address for comments. Maybe I missed it. 

Please sign this petition and send a letter to North Carolina officials to tell them to dismantle the gas chamber NOW. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 15,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Gary W. Buckner responds:

      Gary W. Buckner

      I am not the person who is over the Gaston animal Control. I am the Chief of the Dallas Police Department and even thou Gaston County animal control has a Dallas address it is in the County and run by the county and has no conection to th...

    3. Reached 12,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • elizabeth whiffin WARMAN, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      ban gassing animals now

    • mohamed abdel MARSEILLE, FRANCE
      • 6 months ago

      NON! Stop the pain and suffering of innocent animals who can FEEL just like humans! It's WRONG!

      • 6 months ago


    • Jenni Lee GASTONIA, NC
      • 6 months ago

      It is important to me because this is a terribly cruel way to kill an animal. If it becomes necessary to euthanize them, then it is just as easy to give the lethal injection without any horror like the gas chamber provides.

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