Target: President Obama on behalf of the 30 US States that still allow gassing
Goal: To end the use of gas chambers in animal shelters
Euthanizing a pet is one of the hardest things an owner has to go through. One of the only comforts in the process is knowing that the pet isn’t feeling any pain. Unfortunately, many states are still using gas chambers to euthanize shelter animals instead of EBI (euthanasia by injection). These are animals that may have never known the kindness and compassion of humans, and their final moments are spent having carbon monoxide invade their bodies.
Shelter workers have no option to comfort the animal as it is being euthanized in a gas chamber. The animal is in there alone, and probably very scared. The actual gassing process takes almost 30 minutes to end an animal’s life, whereas injection leads them to be unconscious within five seconds. More than three million shelter pets are euthanized each year, and until we find a way to control the abundance of animals, we must treat their last moments on Earth with respect and humanity.
The only acceptable form of euthanasia should be by injection. Injecting an animal is quicker, and provides a more comforting environment for the animal. It also doesn’t cause any harm for anyone else in the room since there are no poisonous gases being used. We must speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves.
Sign below to make our animal shelters treat euthanasia more humanely.
Dear President Obama,
Unfortunately we continue to face overpopulation in our animal shelters, which leads to the euthanasia of some animals. These animals are usually ones that have seen hard times, and their suffering ends by being thrown into a gas chamber. There are still 30 states that use gas chambers as a means to the end of an animal’s life.
Gassing animals involves the use of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, which are dangerous for our shelter workers to be around. Gas chambers take almost 30 minutes to end an animal’s life, meaning they are in that chamber feeling distressed, confused, and alone.
We believe that euthanasia by injection (EBI) is the only humane form of euthanasia. It is significantly cheaper, quicker, and allows an animal to be comforted by shelter workers while they drift away. Our shelter animals face enough pain while they are alone in cages. They don’t deserve to be distressed during what is supposed to be a humane solution.
Please end gas chamber euthanasia by creating a ban on the practice. Our shelter pets don’t deserve such a cruel ending.
[Your name here]
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