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Petitioning Animal Aid USA together with the American Humane Association ANIMAL LOVERS UNITE

BAN THE USE OF INHUMANE EUTHANASIA METHODS for SHELTER ANIMALS!


We are providing the education , resources and awareness to empower children to change their worlds for shelter animals! To "fix" this problem, we must stop unwanted animals from being born, take care of the ones we already have AND teach our next generation how to get this right! While we continue to euthanize MILLIONS of unwanted animals in our world, INHUMANE methods of euthanasia will NO longer be tolerated by a nation of animal lovers! Change starts with awareness! May our children ,one day live in a world where every animal has a home and is loved!

Letter to
Animal Aid USA together with the American Humane Association ANIMAL LOVERS UNITE
I just signed the following petition addressed to: ANIMAL LOVERS UNITE.

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BAN THE USE OF INHUMANE EUTHANASIA METHODS for SHELTER ANIMALS!

We are providing the education , resources and awareness to empower children to change their worlds for shelter animals! To "fix" this problem, we must stop unwanted animals from being born, take care of the ones we already have AND teach our next generation how to get this right! While we continue to euthanize MILLIONS of unwanted animals in our world, INHUMANE methods of euthanasia will NO longer be tolerated by a nation of animal lovers! Change starts with awareness! May our children ,one day live in a world where every animal has a home and is loved!

A sample letter:
July 12, 2012


Dear Secretary Vilsack,
We are 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.
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 twelve states now outlaw this barbaric euthanasia method, but that means that within the majority of the United States, it's still legal. With the existence of a perfectly viable alternative (lethal injection), 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.
As you know, the mission of American Humane Association is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of our nation’s children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both. The mission of Animal Aid USA is to provide the education, awareness and resources to empower children to make change in their world for shelter animals. Together, our historic programs are founded in solid, evidence-based science proving that compassion is the solution to many of our community problems. Help us bring compassion and humane treatment to our country’s animal shelters by eliminating the use of gas chambers. Others are joining Animal Aid USA and the American Humane Association in this endeavor, indicating their support of this petition to eliminate the use of gas chamber euthanasia.


Sincerely,

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To contact Secretary Vilsack: Tel: 202-720-83631 EMAIL: agsec@usda.gov



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Sincerely,