Some shelters in Utah are still using an inhumane gas chamber to euthanize animals. This method of killing has been banned for the worst serial killers on death row in the United States, yet officials still allow it to kill innocent homeless pets, including cats and dogs.
The picture above is of a kitty named Andrea, who everyone is hoping will be the spokes kitty to finally get the gas chamber banned in the state of Utah. She was gassed twice and put in a freezer, awaiting transport to a landfill, when a shelter worker opened the freezer and heard her meow. This is just one of many demonstrations of how problematic gas chambers really are.
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: http://www.sheltervet.org/associations/4853/files/CO%20Position%20Statement.pdf
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: http://www.animalsheltering.org/resource_library/policies_and_guidelines/statement_on_euthanasia.html
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