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Add Your Name Now: 7 Days to Close Gas Chambers

Written by Michelle Kretzer | February 12, 2013

In just one week, we could require the Obama administration to address the fact that animals are still being killed in gas chambers. It’s up to us.

Currently posted to the White House’s “We the People” petition site is an appeal asking for federal attention to the suffering that animals endure when they are gassed. It can take as long as 45 minutes for a dog or cat to die in a gas chamber. He or she may convulse, vomit, gasp for breath, attempt to claw through the walls, void his or her bowels, howl in panic, and even be bitten by other frightened animals. And some animals do not die, like Daniel, the Alabama dog who has become the face of the movement to ban gas chambers.

Compare this to an intravenous injection of sodium pentobarbital, administered by trained professionals, that assures that the animal “falls asleep,” the same quick, painless loss of consciousness that we feel when we are given anesthetics before surgery.

But despite the cruelty of gas chambers and the affordability of humane injections, it is still legal to gas animals in 31 states. Let’s change that. We have until February 18 to collect 100,000 signatures.

I’m going to add my name to the petition right now. Will you please join me?

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  • Marylou Ocasio says:

    This is horrible! They need to close these chambers for good!

  • Paula Carrier says:

    The Nazis treated the Jews like this and this how you treat animals you are supposed to care about. An utter disgrace. Shame on you.

  • Lindsay says:

    Gas chambers weren’t ok for people in the Holocaust. They shouldn’t be ok for animals as well. No life form holds more value than another. What is being done to these animals is cruel and disturbing. Get rid of them. Now.

  • RachelHarrison says:

    Please President Obama, I voted for you. I supported you. PLEASE do the right thing for the animals.

  • Adrienne Young says:

    More inhumanity in an inhumane world.

  • Jackie says:

    BAN THIS HORRIFIC ACT NOW!!!!!!!!

  • Jillian Francesca Rose says:

    It’s sad enough that they have to die because people won’t stop breeding and selling. But come on, to die like this is horrific, it’s against the law to execute a human in this way, it should be against the law for a poor animal to die this way

  • Danielle L Miller says:

    HOW DOES ANYONE WHO ALLOWS THIS TO BE LEGAL ABLE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT!? May God show the same compassion and mercy on your souls.

  • Danielle L Miller says:

    HOW DOES ANYONE WHO ALLOWS THIS TO BE LEGAL ABLE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT!? May God show the same compassion and mercy on your souls.

  • Maria says:

    Gassing is unjust and cruel beyond words. No living being was ever born on this Earth to die like this. Especially when they did nothing to deserve this but be born. We scorned the Nazi when they did this, so why on earth is this happening legally in America? Please have some self-respect and human decency and put an end to this horror. Thank you.

  • Maria says:

    Gassing is unjust and cruel beyond words. No living being was ever born on this Earth to die like this. Especially when they did nothing to deserve this but be born. We scorned the Nazi when they did this, so why on earth is this happening legally in America? Please have some self-respect and human decency and put an end to this horror. Thank you.

  • Ladan says:

    A desperate plea to find a humane method other ham gassing. Have mercy on these defenseless animals.

  • Dorothy Willicombe says:

    Please please stop the gassing of dogs and cats , how can people ever think this is ok , please Mr Obama you can stop this.

  • Dorothy Willicombe says:

    Please please stop the gassing of dogs and cats , how can people ever think this is ok , please Mr Obama you can stop this.

  • Ladan says:

    A desperate plea to find a humane method other ham gassing. Have mercy on these defenseless animals.

  • Emily Siegel says:

    Please stop!!!!

  • Cindy says:

    Please stop this now and stop this awful act and make a difference, you have the power and support so please help these beautiful animals now…

  • Tabitha Miller says:

    Killing of animals is wrong in every way and needs to be stopped NOW!!!!!

  • jenny says:

    This is ridiculous!

  • Tabitha Miller says:

    Killing of animals is wrong in every way and needs to be stopped NOW!!!!!!!

  • margaret cardone says:

    Please, let’s make this a kinder world for all living creatures. Why should they suffer in a gas chamber? Dont we want to be remembered as a humane Nation?

  • Nacole says:

    Stop this torturous way of dying.

  • Nacole says:

    Stop this torturous way of dying.

  • macarena says:

    Stop using a gas chamber you kill those innocents animals, i rather use those injections than killing them that way, they feel like us, and no one has the right to do that!!! Stop!! Now!!!

  • elena b. says:

    Let’s change that!

  • margaret cardone says:

    Please, let’s make this a kinder world for all living creatures. Why should they suffer in a gas chamber? Dont we want to be remembered as a humane Nation?

  • macarena says:

    Stop using a gas chamber you kill those innocents animals, i rather use those injections than killing them that way, they feel like us, and no one has the right to do that!!! Stop!! Now!!!

  • Marika Sabine says:

    This is absolutely disturbing. How can anyone put another sensing being through such torture. Shame

  • Ivan says:

    PLEASE STOP THIS CRUELTY NOW!!!!!!!

  • Kelli Coble says:

    PLEASE stop this inhumane tortue of innocent animals!!! They do not deserve this.

  • Kelli Coble says:

    PLEASE stop this inhumane tortue of innocent animals!!! They do not deserve this.

  • Melinda Horn says:

    Please close gas chambers, they are barbaric! It’s a horrific way for pets to die. I thought we had animal cruelty laws, this is animal cruelty allowed in shelters & must be stopped. Shots are more cost effective and humane.

  • macarena says:

    who in the world invented that, that’s a cruelty way to make animals fall asleep, no body has the right to kill anybody or an animal, no one can make any kind of animal suffer that way, animals are a life like any other human being. stop that cruelty!!!!!!!!!

  • Yesim Erke-Magent says:

    I wish euthanizing healthy animals wasn’t an option because the shelters are full… But if you have to do it, please do it in a humane way.

  • Shannon Monaco says:

    Please stop this unnecessary cruelty!

  • Shannon Monaco says:

    Please stop this unnecessary cruelty!

  • Meric Mızrakl says:

    Help to stop this please!

  • Tina Eiser says:

    Stop this cruel inhumane killing!

  • sarah says:

    You wouldn’t put an orphaned child into a gas chamber so why put a defenceless animal into one. They have as much right to live a happy normal life as we do

  • Sarah says:

    please stop this cruel practice!

  • Leena Janis says:

    What a awful and cruel way to kill a living Life in these gas Chambers. Support the organisations that work for the benefit of the strays instead.

  • Diana L Pizarro says:

    Not every animal is lucky enough to be like beautiful Bo. Please Mr. President, stop this inhumane treatment of animals. Please. Animals are abuse enough. What kind of barbarians have we become? How is it that this treatment still exists? Mr. President you knowing this is occurring and you’ve allowed this. SHAME ON YOU. YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN THAT. I VOTED FOR YOU TWICE. I’m so angry right now. I feel as if I wasted my vote

  • jacqueline clare says:

    this is just barbaric ……… PLEASE STOP THIS. You have the power to do something about it……

  • Mark Stewart says:

    Please stop animals from suffering in gas chambers.

  • jacqueline clare says:

    this is just barbaric ……… PLEASE STOP THIS. You have the power to do something about it……

  • Sara Martinho says:

    STOP Gas Chambers!

  • etienne saint vregord says:

    It is so awful to hear what happens with lot’s animals, try to gander dogs to death in gas chambers, it reminiscent of Hitler time as everyone hate, pure sadistic evil against our four-legged friends. prohibit the devilry immediately, let us never hear that this exists anymore !!!

  • etienne saint vregord says:

    It is so awful to hear what happens with lot’s animals, try to gander dogs to death in gas chambers, it reminiscent of Hitler time as everyone hate, pure sadistic evil against our four-legged friends. prohibit the devilry immediately, let us never hear that this exists anymore !!!

  • sarah says:

    You wouldn’t put a homeless child in a gas chamber so why would you put a poor defensless animal in one. Animals have evry right to live like us

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