• Petitioned Dr Golab

This petition was delivered to:

Animal Welfare Division Directer
Dr Golab
Chair ~ Dr. Steven L. Leary
The AVMA panel on euthanasia

Please re consider changes made to new draft of euthanasia guidelines.

    1. chrissy roberts
    2. Petition by

      chrissy roberts

      yelverton, United Kingdom

Last year in the new draft of euthanasia guidelines the use of gas chambers was changed from acceptable to not acceptable,. Last week however we found out that in the finished publication this has changed. They will now be considered as acceptable but with conditions ~
I am fully aware that you have a difficult job here & not least because States that use Gas use your guidelines to justify that!
I also realize that in perfect conditions & used by professionals a gas chamber may be seen as humane BUT please, you must know that once this is taken away from your jurisdiction that is simply not how it is, animals are taking up to 45 mins to die horribly & the public see this as sanctioned by you.
What is the point of conditions when there is no way to check or enforce them? Doesn't this FACT enter into your deliberations? I am not blaming you for not enforcing them, I know this is not your job. But, you do know they are not enforced, you must? So as a veterinary association whose guidelines are used nation wide to determine how animals are treated, shouldn't you consider the impact of of those guidelines as well as the facts behind them?
Please take a stance for animals here we beg you, Don't let politicians hide behind your guidelines any longer. People across the US & around the world are praying you will take a stand for humanity here .. Please do what would be best for the animals .....

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    Reasons for signing

    • Gayle Vicorek LANSFORD, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I do not think any animals should be put to sleep if they r. a certain breed. or. they. R not wanted

    • Carla Silver STROUDSBURG, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Lawmakers, when you go home tonight, please look into your pets eyes and think what it would be like if they were just thrown into a gas chamber. We can do better! Animals are Gods creatures and deserve humane treatment. We all have to do our part... will you stand up for them? We are praying that you do.

    • cynthia koon CORNING, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      This is stupid how would they like to be put in there and done that to them

    • E M DENVER, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      I feel that if an animal is to be euthanasia, the time should be taken to "put it to sleep" through injection. This seems like the more human method, as they can be held and comforted by a vet tech as they go. They go without fear, and that is the most humane thing we can do.

      Gas chambers are incredibly disturbing, and I can't believe they have been used for this long. I also disagree with PETAs use of freezers. That also seems incredibly inhumane.

      • about 2 years ago

      I'm signing because this isn't the middle ages. This is cruel, sadistic, and inhumane. It disgusts me that things like this are still happening in this day and age.


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