Ban Animal Gas Chambers

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Target: Dr. William Brown, Kansas Animal Health Commissioner

Goal: Ban the use of gas chambers to euthanize animals.

Lawmakers in Kansas could ban the use of gas chambers, or carbon monoxide, to euthanize pets in the care of animal shelters and veterinary clinics if a recently presented bill passes. The slow death of an animal in a gas chamber is horrific. In the most fortunate situations, it takes several minutes. The animals can smell the vomit, blood and feces of animals before it who have died in the chamber. Many times the animal slowly chokes to death or may not fully die, requiring a second run through the chamber.

This kind of euthanasia is not only inhumane to these poor animals, it can pose a threat to humans as well. When the animals are being put in the chamber, they can often become so frightened that they bite and scratch at the person trying to place them in.

The Topeka-Capitol Journal reported that Courtney Thomas, President of the Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said that chambers are actually more expensive to operate than alternatives and require maintenance and proper equipment to run well.

In past years, Kansas has been ranked in the lower half of the country when it comes to the protection of animal welfare. It’s time stricter laws and regulations are passed to ensure animal lives are cared for, and when they cannot be cared for, they are put down in a humane manner. By signing this petition, you will urge the Kansas Animal Health Commissioner to assist in passing a law that would ban gas chambers as a form of euthanasia.


Dear Dr. Brown,

Animal activists in your state recently introduced a bill that would ban the sickening use of gas chambers in euthanizing animals at shelters and in veterinary clinics. The slow and horrifying death of an animal through the use of a gas chamber involves the animal choking to death while smelling the feces, blood and vomit of animals who have died before it. There are alternatives to this incredibly inhumane form of euthanasia, so this ban is completely reasonable.

In recent years, Kansas has been in the bottom of the rankings when it comes to taking a strong stance on animal welfare. Bans such as this will help to ensure that animal lives are cared for, and even in death they are cared for in a humane manner. I urge you to assist in passing the law that would ban gas chambers as a form of euthanasia for animals.


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  1. tina welsh says:

    This aplys to humans as well as animals what goes around comes around the people that do this horific thing are nothing but devils in human form dont they realise they are killing gods creatures what they do need to do is spell dog backwards then seriously take head in what they are doing god bless to all the dogs that have died and god bless to the ones that have to come to this fate.

  2. Elizabeth McDaniel says:

    I totally agree with the fact that dogs are man’s best friend. Mine are my life, my best friends, my everything. I dread the day they leave me it’s going to break my heart. Why would anyone kill their best friend. People are killing man’s best friend. The world yes is over populated. What do we do is the question to solve that problem. It makes me sick. The cost of spay and nutudering is so high people can’t afford it. Solve that problem and I honestly think it will make a huge difference.

  3. So much animal suffering. The human race can be so wicked. Thankfully there are good people who care.

  4. Everyone plz stop abusing animals, there should not be any gas chambers left in this world!! Holocaust!!!

  5. Vicky Cole says:

    Please pray for peace and hope for animals and kindness from people
    O most beautiful flower of Mt Carmel, fruitful vine, splendour of Heaven, Blessed mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea help me, show me herein you are my mother . O Holy Mary Mother of God, Queen of heaven and earth, I humbly beseech thee from the bottom of my heart to assist me in my necessity (to bring kindness and assistance to stop the torment of decent people and animals)
    There are none that can withstand your power

    O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times)

    O Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands (3 times)
    Say for 3 consecutive days and publish

  6. Carolyn Taylor says:

    Please ban this inhumane and horrid execution method, now!

  7. Alice Cheang says:


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