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Call on States to Ban Animal Gas Chambers
  • Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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Call on States to Ban Animal Gas Chambers

    1. Laura  Allen
    2. Petition by

      Laura Allen

      Seattle, WA

Animal gas chambers are cruel and inhumane but still legal in many states as a method of killing shelter animals. Studies indicate that killing shelter animals using carbon monoxide can result in prolonged suffering and distress, particularly among old, pregnant, sick or injured animals unable to readily absorb the gas.

The gas chambers also put shelter workers at grave risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. In North Carolina, for example, there are documented incidents of gas chambers leaking CO gas and injuring workers, and in Tennessee gas chambers were banned after a worker died from exposure to CO gas while removing animals from the gas chamber.

The National Animal Control Association and Association of Shelter Veterinarians have condemned use of animal gas chambers. In recent years a number of states have banned them. The resolution calls on all states to stop using animal gas chambers and implement humane euthanasia by lethal injection. For more on the resolution: http://www.animallawcoalition.com/gas-chambers/article/2050

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • valentina papp BRUNSWICK, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      I love animals. I have seen the pain and horror in a frame by frame of a dog dying in a gas chamber. It is in humane. This should NEVER happen. Not ever.

    • Leona Allwardt CHESTER, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      This is cruel and barbaric,and totally unnecessary....I thought I lived in an "advanced country" with intelligent and sensitive people"in charge"-it's incredible to believe this still goes on!

    • Debra Pinegar PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      This is an important issue because this is a cruel and unnecessary way to end the life of animals in shelters.

    • Linda Heath OWENSBORO, KY
      • about 2 years ago

      I do not feel it is necessary to end a life with a gas chamber. Why not use lethal injections instead not that is much better but at least the suffering does not linger as long.

    • cheryl stewart WEED, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      No spirit deserves to suffer♥


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