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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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  • Christy Lee says:

    Anyone who can harm animals without remorse is an evil and dangerous person period! You will stop immediately.

  • Sherry Dudek says:

    If the government would create a snips an clip program that Eveone could afford Wouldnt that be better than killing all of these innocent animals!! Have they committed a crime to where they should be gas chambered? Please quit gasing these innocent souls!

  • RandomPerson12 says:

    How can people go to sleep at night after seeing the eyes of those innocent animals and hearing their cries for help before they are forced to die?! GET RID OF THESE GAS CHAMBERS, that is just cruel and unusual punishment!

  • Laurie Armer says:

    Our North Amercian capitolistic life style believes we should run out and buy a new cell phone etc to keep the special interest groups wallowing in their God’s love…..MONEY!!!! There should be NO kill shelters. There should be a BAN on backyard breeders and pet stores that sell live animals!!!! But then again, we don’t have the money to donate to politicians on the scale these same special-interest groups have to get the things THEY want. Is it logical to allow this rampant reproduction of live animals then only to exterminate them due to over-population??????

  • shrirang deshpande says:

    Sir please stop this cruel thing.

  • Christine says:

    This should be put in your scrolling pictures at the top of your page. This needs 92,751 (@ time of typing this) more signatures by FEB 18 to stop this horrid situation! PLEASE HELP these poor animals. Love you PETA.

  • mikeymush says:

    Absolutely disgusting.

  • Lorraine Dumas says:

    As with all inhumane practices conducted against animals, this must be stopped. When humans take responsibility for animals, stop breeding and spay/neuter, no more overpopulation. KY has finally introduced a bill – HB 364, introduced this legislative session by Jenkins and Crimm that would stop the practice of gas chamber deaths at kill “shelters”.

  • Emma Dendy says:

    End the suffering now!

  • Debbie Darby says:

    STOP Killing in any kind of way!

  • DK says:

    Even more reasons to hate OBAMA

  • Romali Joshi says:

    Please stop this in humane way to euthanize animals immediately. This is too cruel a method.

  • lenka vozkova says:

    don´t use the gas chamber better is aplicate an injection

  • Silvia Kern says:

    PLEASE stop this cruelty to animals!!!

  • Suse Hofmann says:

    Stop gas chambers !

  • Fabienne says:

    CLOSE GAS CHAMBERS!

  • Teri Haley says:

    For Heaven’s sake !!!! What has our people come to? I thought this gas chamber stuff was outlawed decades ago !!! How BARBARIC. I WAS proud to be American, but today .. NOT so much !!

  • Martha Totev says:

    To anyone who is willing to listen and connect to the pain and suffering of any animal..if you choose to listen and connect to an animals pain and suffering in that moment you would realise you are also causing and creating that pain and suffering on thyself. Ban all gas chambers please it is completely unnecessary. All it is, is legalised killing!

  • melisa karabeyoglu says:

    PLEASE STOP THIS!

  • Astrid Baeza says:

    No estoy de acuerdo con la muerte por gas.

  • Michelle Hayward says:

    I thought we realised how barbaric this is in the last century. How is this an acceptable way to die ‘just’ because its an animal experiencing it?

  • Pratiti N.B. Pramesti says:

    It’s just disgusting and torturing.

  • Pratiti N.B. Pramesti says:

    It’s just disgusting and torturing, period.

  • Jessica MacLean says:

    How can we continue to treat animals like they have no feelings, no pain, no soul? Please end this practice… And discourage breeding which is the cause.

  • jody scicchitani says:

    DISGUSTING i hate these people and alll that they do

  • jody scicchitani says:

    DISGUSTING i hate these people and alll that they do

  • Tanya Millar says:

    Please stop this horrific torture!!

  • marjan onrust says:

    Please be human(e)!

  • Nina says:

    Dogs should not be killed in sheltets at all. In Germany, they are kept there until they are adopted, they are never killed by the shelters af all! That is inhumane for a civilized country!

  • Nina says:

    Dogs should not be killed in sheltets at all. In Germany, they are kept there until they are adopted, they are never killed by the shelters af all! That is inhumane for a civilized country!

  • kim moore says:

    stop this from happening!!!

  • leana Jackson says:

    Please stop this cruel practice, stop this suffering an injection would be humane.

  • Laura Deglin says:

    Stop it!

  • Maryann says:

    I didn’t know this even took place. I’ve had to put a couple of cats down before at the humane society, but my one dog, and one of my cats were put down by my vet which also left me heart broken but I knew it was the most humane thing to do for them. Now I’m very concerned to hear that this kind of euthanization even exsist at the pounds. Please stop this awful cruelty Mr. President. They are not mass murderers, or sex offenders, they are our beloved animals which we have no choice but to have to put them down due to sickness. These animals are loved and should never ever have to die in such a cruel way.

  • andrea castleton says:

    please stop this cruel act now please

  • Sherry Winstine says:

    Horrible!!

  • ananya sharma says:

    Being locked up in a gas chamber and breathing your last breaths while slowing choking to death is a terrible way to be killed. The trauma and fear are unimaginable.

  • ananya sharma says:

    Being locked up in a gas chamber and breathing your last breaths while slowing choking to death is a terrible way to be killed. The trauma and fear are unimaginable.

  • ananya sharma says:

    Being locked up in a gas chamber and breathing your last breaths while slowing choking to death is a terrible way to be killed. The trauma and fear are uninaginable.

  • Lisa W. Sutton says:

    There has to be a better way. I would prefer no killings period but I have to be realistic. I have taken it upon myself to trap, neuter and spay as many “feral” I prefer to call them homeless cat’s as I can afford to. Thank you for listening.

  • Lisa W. Sutton says:

    There has to be a better way. I would prefer no killings period but I have to be realistic. I have taken it upon myself to trap, neuter and spay as many “feral” I prefer to call them homeless cat’s as I can afford to. Thank you for listening.

  • Anna Maria Giannini says:

    PLEASE STOP THIS UNECESSARY CRUEL PRACTICE IMMEDIATELY. MY GOD, THIS IS TERRIBLE. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!!

  • Ramona Myler says:

    Stop this sickening cruelty, please!!!!

  • Amy Oliver says:

    This is appalling, makes me sick.

  • Mark Bould says:

    This must end…

  • diana nagler says:

    please don’t kill anymore! Nobody should die like this! please let the souls free. thank you

  • veronique bedo says:

    Stop killing animals in gas chambers !

  • Axel B says:

    Please stop that massacre now.

  • 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.

  • Nipa says:

    Please stop the use of gas chambers ASAP!

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