Stop Torturing Dogs and Cats to Death in Gas Chambers

Target: Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States

Goal: Ban the inhumane practice of gassing dogs and cats at kill shelters.

Dogs and cats in kill shelters are euthanized at alarming rates. While the number of animals euthanized has decreased significantly from previous years–it was in the millions just a few years ago–hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats still face this cruel fate each year in the United States.

Kill shelters usually give their pets a mere 72 hours and, if the pet doesn’t get adopted within this minimal time frame, they are euthanized in the name of population management. Sometimes, dogs or cats considered “desirable” will be given a little extra time, though it is only a matter of a day or two. Animals that are killed are usually perfectly healthy and often extremely sociable–they are by no means unadoptable, just victims of poor circumstance and timing.

Among the many methods of euthanization is gassing. Unfortunately, though outlawed in the majority of states, this practice is still legal in four states–namely Ohio, Wyoming, Missouri and Utah. Gas chambers are regarded as a particularly efficient method for euthanizing animals, as they allow workers to kill the most animals in the least amount of time. Gas chambers are metal boxes that emit either carbon monoxide (CO) or carbon dioxide (CO2) in high doses.

To save money spent on CO and CO2 gasses, tens of animals are usually cramped into the chamber at once. Animals are stressed and scared as they enter the unfamiliar environment that often reeks of the urine, blood, and feces of animals from prior executions. Dogs and cats cry out as they are being gassed and desperately try to escape, sometimes even breaking their own claws as they try to dig their way to freedom. Arguably the most disturbing part is that it might be upwards of forty minutes before an animal loses consciousness, so they are subjected to these agonizing conditions for a prolonged period of time.

Dogs and cats belong in homes to be loved and cared for, not thrown into metal gas chambers and discarded as if they are trash. Sign this petition to encourage that gas chambers be banned on a national level–there are more humane methods of euthanization, and it is our duty to ensure these methods are the ones implemented.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Biden,

The practice of euthanizing adoptable dogs and cats at overcrowded shelters is still very common throughout the United States. Among these methods of euthanization exists an unusually cruel method of torture–known as a gas chamber. Gas chambers, which are metal crates that emit copious amounts of poisonous gasses such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, are outlawed in most states. However, this means of euthanization is still legal and routinely practiced in four American states: Ohio, Wyoming, Missouri and Utah.

Dogs and cats subjected to these conditions suffer agonizing deaths. Tens of animals are thrown into a chamber at once, oftentimes stressed and scared by the strange environment. According to eyewitness accounts of the gassing process, animals typically cry out and try–without success–to dig their way out of the chambers. When unloading and discarding the bodies, shelter workers often notice injuries–like broken bones and claws–sustained during the gassing. Worst of all, it could take up to forty minutes for animals to completely lose consciousness, meaning they suffer immensely throughout this wretched process.

If dogs and cats must be killed by these shelters, we at least owe them a more humane death. Euthanization, by definition, means a painless death, so how can we continue to allow this as a permissible euthenasisa form? We are asking you, President Biden, to reduce the suffering of dogs and cats at shelters and to enact a national law banning the use of gas chambers in all states.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Erick Pleitez


116 Comments

  1. Ban killing animals, legalized abortion in all states we don’t need anymore animal abusers on this planet.

  2. This is pure evil and needs to STOPNOW!!!

  3. Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States

    Goal: Ban the inhumane practice of gassing dogs and cats at kill shelters.

    THESE ATROCITIES OF TORTURE, SUFFERING AND AN AGONISING DEATH OF SUCH PRECIOUS AND INNOCENT DOGS, PUPPIES, CATS AND KITTENS
    AT THESE VILE AND EVIL ANIMAL TORTURING MURDERING SHELTERS MUST BE BANNED IMMEDIATELY.

    THIUS SADISM AND EVILNESS IS AN ABOMINATION OF DELIBERATE AND HEINOUS ANIMAL TORTURE AND MURDER WORLDWIDE.

    THIS IS PURE EVIL AND MUST BE STOPPED AND BANNED IMMEDIATELY.

  4. USA you have a lot to answer too.
    Torturing healthy and innocent dogs, puppies, cats and kittens to death in these vile and evil heinous and deliberate animal torturing murdering Gas Chambers from hell where the precious and innocent dogs, puppies, cats and kittens die an excruciating agonising death.This sadism and evilness can take up to forty minutes before an innocent and healthy animal loses consciousness.So these precious and innocent SOULS are subjected to these agonising conditions for a prolonged period of time.
    This sadism and evilness must be banned immediately.
    Absolutely sickening and unforgivable.

    RIP the precious and innocent SOULS who have been deliberately and heinously tortured to death in these vile and evil animal torturing murdering Gas Chambers from hell.

    Always the vile and evil lowlife human species who commit these atrocities. It is time that the lowlife animal torturing murdering human species is eradicated from the PLANET.

  5. The USA kills innocent animals but yet provides free room and board (jail with more privileges and better healthcare) for people -criminals who have killed other people, children, police, etc. and committed serious crimes- What the hell is wrong with this?????

  6. There is NO reason in 2022 to gas any l8ving being. NONE.

  7. This has to be the most horrible and cruel way for any living being to die. I cannot believe, in this day and age, that the most civilized country on the planet, supposedly, allows things like this to continue! When the hell is the United States going to wake up and start Banning things like this, Banning circus animals, roadside zoos, and all wild animals that are kept by regular everyday citizens?. I am so sick of signing these petitions.

  8. This is evil!! Horrendous!!! Terrible!! So upset for the poor precious beautiful animals!! ☹️☹️😢😭💔💔

  9. This is so sick!! They shouldn’t kill any!! & can find homes for them!

  10. This is totally unacceptable in the 21 century– animals suffer through no fault of their own,

  11. Every scumbag involved in killing animals in gas chambers definately requires instigation of the death penalty!!

  12. Stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop gas chamber and euthanasia dogs and cats.why not peoples babies can gas chamber and euthanasia dogs and cats. Lady dogs need tied ( no more preg). please save all dogs puppies kittens and cats.

  13. Stop stop stooop doing this. We are in 2022. Please.

  14. American Girl says:

    For once JB, Do something right here and STOP this evil, inhumane torture of these helpless animals. You haven’t done hour job thus far, so start by protecting the most helpless of them all!

  15. Pamela Chattergoon says:

    As usual money is the motivator. Whatever is cheaper. They don’t care about the animals. Makes you wonder what else is done to them before these psychopaths gas them. Probably laughing watching them suffer and die.

    • Bastards like these so-called people get sick pleasure from making animals suffer.
      It’s a shame that the saying ‘ united we stand’ cannot be used here.
      I believe people power could stop this and other animal torture if we could only get it together!
      Could then show these fuckers just what it is like to be on the receiving end!
      As I do keep saying, animal vigilante groups to the fore to show these sub human asswipes what a taste of their own sick medicine is all about. Then terminate the wankers painfully.
      Sooner or later this is going to happen!

  16. Paula Pope says:

    There needs to be Free Services to get your animal neutered or spayed. Killing Animals is Wrong Period! 72 Hours to get Adopted is Absolutely Ridiculous and they know that! Heartless Killers! Who could do such a thing!??? Gas Chambers are Torturous and Extremely Painful to any Animal! It Is A Barbaric and Disgusting Way for these Already Neglected Animals! I think the Killers should have to sit in a room and listen Over and Over Again the Torturous Way these Dogs Die! Why Would We Allow this to Continue!??? We Have To Speak Up and Speak Out Against this Terrible Abuse. These are God’s Animals not ours to Abuse! God is Watching!

  17. Bastards like these so-called people get sick pleasure from making animals suffer.
    It’s a shame that the saying ‘ united we stand’ cannot be used here.
    I believe people power could stop this and other animal torture if we could only get it together!
    Could then show these fuckers just what it is like to be on the receiving end!
    As I do keep saying, animal vigilante groups to the fore to show these sub human asswipes what a taste of their own sick medicine is all about. Then terminate the wankers painfully.
    Sooner or later this is going to happen!

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