Stop the inhumane use of Gas Chambers to kill animals!
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Carlos Uresti
Texas Governor
Texas State House
Texas State Senate
Texas
Gov. Rick Perry

Stop the inhumane use of Gas Chambers to kill animals!

    1. Tana Parker
    2. Petition by

      Tana Parker

      Kerrville, TX

Carbon Monoxide Chambers are the preferred method of euthanizing homeless pets here in Texas.  It takes anywhere from twenty to forty-five minutes for an animal to die in the chamber, and sometimes animals survive their first round only to be placed in the chamber again.  Unlike euthanasia injections which first makes an animal unconcious, and then kills them within 2 to 5 minutes, carbon monoxide poisioning puts animals into a panic due to the confinement and the hissing noise, followed by the awful smell and the dizziness they experience.  The poison then begins to shut down an animal's organs first, before they lose consciousness, making the animal suffer until it's final moments.  The majority of animal shelters and pounds will put as many as 18 animals into a chamber at one time, and will sometimes even put dogs and cats into a chamber together.  This is NOT humane or ethical by any means.  Our pets are loyal, loving, and forgiving, unlike alot of humans, and they are being completely disregarded.  This method of killing homeless pets is not acceptable and is causing public outrage all across the nation.  Due to a recent story, "Daniel the Beagle", people are now becoming aware that their taxes are paying for this cruel act.  Many shelter workers will even say that they would rather hold an animal and comfort them in their final moments in life, not throw them into a gas chamber.  This is unacceptable for convicted murderers and child molesters to tolerate, yet by allowing this continue, we are saying that it is acceptable for our beloved  pets to experience.  The cost of carbon monoxide is actually cheaper than Euthanasia Injection, and the biggest concern is paperwork and a veterinarian's time.  Why not create more jobs where veterinarians no longer have to deal with the injections and paperwork, why not allow jobs to open where people do the paperwork and tracking of the injections, and why not allow all of the workers to go through the proper training to become a certified Euthanasia Technician?  In society today, our pets are becoming more and more important, because they are not just pets anymore, but family.  Lets make Texas the 20th state to ban the use of Gas Chambers and be a voice for these animals.  Lets do the right thing.

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Are you continuing?

      Tana Parker
      Petition Organizer

      Hey friends, now that I have tackled my community it's time to move forward to the Texas Senate. I need more signatures!! Please sign and share, it only takes a minute. Also, feel free to email me with any questions or suggestions if you'd like to start a movement in your own community. Thank you everyone!

    3. 1,118 signatures

      Tana Parker
      Petition Organizer

      We have over 1000 signatures, which has now put me in the process of being in communications with local and state officials. I am being told that we need alot more support! Please take 2 minutes out of your time today and continue to share this petition! Help me see this through, thank you everyone.

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. Change is coming

      Tana Parker
      Petition Organizer

      Supporters,

      There are several counties and states across the country now paying attention to this inhumane and careless act of using gas chambers to kill our precious pets. I urge you to please share this petition via email, on your facebook page, or other social networking site. PLEASE! We have reached 893 signatures so far, and while I am so thrilled by that number, we have stalled for a week now. Please continue to help me fight this battle. I promise to each of you that I will do all of the hard work and whatever it takes to see this end, but I cannot do that without your support. Thank you all and God Bless.

    6. Reached 750 signatures
    7. Look at this...

      Tana Parker
      Petition Organizer

      660 signatures...still need alot more. Watch the following video....Will this get you fired up again to share the petition? Please continue your efforts, thank you guys and Merry Christams

    8. Gas Chambers are going down!!

      Tana Parker
      Petition Organizer

      Supporters, if you think signing a petition won't make a difference, think again. Gas Chambers across the country are starting to go down...Pennsylvania is real close to making it illegal as well as Alabama. The point? We can DO THIS!!! YOU can help me stop this horrible horrible act in Texas. Keep signing, keep sharing...I need each and every one of you more than ever now. I know the holidays are fast approaching and we want to turn our heads from sadness, but animal cruelty doesn't take a day off. Please, please, please keep spreading this petition.

    9. Reached 500 signatures
    10. Contacting local commissioners and state representatives

      Tana Parker
      Petition Organizer

      We already have 100 signatures reached! Please share this campaign and spread the word! Every time someone signs this petition, an email is sent to our State Representatives to let them know we want this banned!

    11. Reached 100 signatures
    12. Please spread this petition and get more people to sign! Thank you so much

      Tana Parker
      Petition Organizer

      We are already close to 40% of the petitions needed to make a change. If any of you have animals, think about what would happen if they got lost and ended up in a pound that uses gas chambers...please keep spreading the word!

    13. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Bobbie Donaldson ODESSA, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      They deserve better. They have done nothing wrong. It is cruel and unnecessary.

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    • Nelson J. Meilak JACKSON, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      It is bad enought that we have to put down the animals because of stupid and uncaring owners. But to murder them by gas chamber is a horrible way to die. Do the right thing, stop using gas chambers.

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    • Loreen Silvarahawk MADISONVILLE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      This is definitely cruel and inhumane and should be stopped immediately.

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    • amanda furman CHATTANOOGA, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      because cruelty to animals is disgusting and needs to stop...dont kill an animal just because you cant find them a home within a short period of time....and animals wouldnt be over populated if vets and pounds would spay/neuter for free!!!! that would make more sense dont you think?????

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    • Maria Nunes ROSEBURG, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      I tried when younger to volunteer at a humane sociey. I quickly learned it was not. Especially the gas chamber.

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