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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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  • kornelija says:

    I want to stop gas killing

  • Sabrina Schlosser says:

    Please help to stop that dog or cat to die in a gas chamber. THX

  • Melanie Frank says:

    it is a shame for a rich and developed country that such a measure is taken to get rid of animals.

  • Laura Guiraud says:

    unstandable !

  • Jennifer Dixon says:

    Please pass this law to prohibit the use of these archaic, and inhumane death chambers!!! PLEASE!!!

  • Anja says:

    pls stop this cruelty to animals.

  • Elisa Gatzka says:

    Gas Chambers are really cruel. Evererytime I hear “gas chamber” it brings back the Holocaust in my mind. For me it’s pretty much the same barbarity, but with a different worthless species instead a human race … that has notzing to do with euthanasia.

  • Jessie says:

    This is horribly inhumane and I’m rather shocked that this is even still an issue. If you wouldn’t gas a human (see the method of genocide for the Holocaust), you should not do it do any other animal.

  • Avelina Pereira says:

    It really don’t make any sense. Please put an end to this kind of torture.

  • kate maund says:

    these gas chambers are unnecessary please ban them

  • Irena Dogsa says:

    It is hard to believe that a rich country, like the USA, uses the cheapest methods for killing unwanted pets. It is extremely sad hearing about the number of pets that are euthanized every day (what could certainly be prevented by more effort, different laws and more money!), but if they suffer by slowly dying, that is really unnecessary and too cruel a method for any country in the 21st century. Animal rights are so severely violated in the states that this is hard to believe for most Europeans. It is time for a change, so please ban gas chambers.

  • paula domzalski says:

    What do the people think who do the job of gassing. Do they go home afterwards take their child in their arms and say “Darling how is your pet doggy?”” You have to be a psychopath to be able to do a job like that. Americans, shame on you….one of the most civilized countries in the world and capable of such barbarianism……shame, shame, shame……

  • paula domzalski says:

    What do the people think who do the job of gassing. Do they go home afterwards take their child in their arms and say “Darling how is your pet doggy?”” You have to be a psychopath to be able to do a job like that. Americans, shame on you….one of the most civilized countries in the world and capable of such barbarianism……shame, shame, shame……

  • Claudia Cavallo says:

    To kill animals that we think are not needed by anobody anymore is just terrible, but even worse if they have to suffer this way. The solution is to neuter and spay animals so that their number doesn’t grow so much and they aren’t killed anymore, I’m glad in Italy it’sd not legal to kill animals in shelters

  • Irena Dogsa says:

    It is hard to believe that a rich country, like the USA, uses the cheapest methods for killing unwanted pets. It is extremely sad hearing about the number of pets that are euthanized every day (what could certainly be prevented by more effort, different laws and more money!), but if they suffer by slowly dying, that is really unnecessary and too cruel a method for any country in the 21st century. Animal rights are so severely violated in the states that this is hard to believe for most Europeans. It is time for a change, so please ban gas chambers.

  • kenza christine bahi says:

    c’est une honte pour toute l’humanitè…

  • IWONA BARTKIEWICZ says:

    IT IS BETTER FR DOGS AND CATS TO DIE WITH INJECTIONS, SUFFERING WHILE DYING IS THE WORST WAY TO KILL UNWANTED ANIMALS…………

  • Angela Lapham says:

    I’ve been so impressed with the stands you’ve taken on same-marriage and gun control. I would be most grateful if you stood up for animals too. Thank you.

  • evi kokotsi says:

    please stop the death of animals…

  • Fatima Niazi says:

    Why is it legal to gas animals? How can someone be so cruel? Please put a stop to this atrocity!

  • Caroline Martens says:

    Murder is a crime – in ervery way…

  • theodora says:

    stop euthanising with gas suffering. use only paniless method of phenobarbital injection.

  • claudio says:

    please Mr. President, stop this killing, it’s definitely cruel and almost useless, we don’t have the right to kill other living beings, no matter what they are big or small, gently or dangerous, it’s a stupid nonsense doing such a stupid things like to kill!

  • Angie Hallwood says:

    This is so sad. Please do something about it; soon please.

  • Nina says:

    Pls dont put animals in gas chambers.Everone have rights to live.

  • SYLVIA says:

    Please stop the use of these gas chambers, its barbaric and how would you like to think of your pet dog suffering the same fate?

  • Natalii says:

    STOP!!!!

  • Christena Jones says:

    PLEASE endorse this! Ban the sale of animals thru pet stores/puppy mills so rescues have a chance to live.

  • Savannah says:

    This is so terrible and discusting. You people really need to fix this:(

  • LECUYER says:

    No more!

  • tracey day says:

    Gas chambers are inhumane. the word’humane’ is truly ironic. how can we perform actions as above and call ourselves humans.

  • Marilyn O'Loughlin says:

    Sick! Cruel and totally outdated! These animals WILL suffer a very painful and slow death! Bless every one of them. Get this outlawed NOW!!!

  • elie khoury says:

    Please stop the animal torture by gassing them to die slowly. there should be a way to save animals not killing them.

  • Anuratha Maan Berglind says:

    Dear President Obama, I know this petition reaches a reasonable man. Please ban this cruel practice. Thank you. Anu

  • Maree Jeffery says:

    I can not believe this is done, how incredibly cruel, what a horrible act!!!!

  • Marie Parker says:

    Sodium pento is cheap. why not use it

  • Lee Stough says:

    Gas chambers for animals is unbelievable cruel and needs to be outlawed. But that does not mean that perfectly adoptable pets in kill-shelters should be euthanized by some other means because it’s the easiest thing to do to get rid of them. It’s time to ban kill shelters an ACs in the U.S altogether. Cruelty is cruelty and only gives negligent pet breeders and irresponsible and cruel owners a free pass to continue dumping more pets in kill facilities when they tire of them.

  • Adrienne Gardiner says:

    Please Mr Obama I beg you stop tis cruelty now. Animals have rights they are not ours to do with us as please start sterilisation now. Please

  • Frank g says:

    Shout it down now

  • Cesar A. Zea says:

    Please stop this inhumane action!!!

  • Sue Rowe says:

    This is an inhumane way to kill animals. If they have to be killed instead of being rehomed then lethal injection is much more humane, and should be used. No creature should suffer what they do before they die. Please ban these gas chambers.

  • Susanne Cardona says:

    This is one of the most brutal and painful forms of killing an animal – stop this kind of torture!!!

  • Zeeb says:

    Dear Mr.Obama, you stand for hope and development! Please stop that and say ” yes we can”!!

  • Irena Dogsa says:

    It is hard to believe that a rich country, like the USA, uses the cheapest methods for killing unwanted pets. It is extremely sad hearing about the number of pets that are euthanized every day (what could certainly be prevented by more effort, different laws and more money!), but if they suffer by slowly dying, that is really unnecessary and too cruel a method for any country in the 21st century. Animal rights are so severely violated in the states that this is hard to believe for most Europeans. It is time for a change, so please ban gas chambers.

  • Petra says:

    please stopp it!!!

  • Ivana says:

    remaind me of holocaust

  • Marjetka Wallas says:

    How can you do this to these beautiful creatures?? Please stop doing this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • anfossi barbara says:

    is a barbarian !!!! please stot cruelty on animal

  • Joyce Yore says:

    Please Mr. President no gas chambers for any animals….It is cruel an inhumane……….. Thank you Joyce Yore

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