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Help the Animals – Sign Petitions to Stop Cruel Euthanasia Practices and Require Spay/Neuter

BAN THE USE OF GAS CHAMBERS FOR KILLING SHELTER COMPANION ANIMALS. They are inhumane, expensive and dangerous to humans. The term euthanasia is from the Greek meaning “good death.” Carbon monoxide gas chambers are definitely not a “good death”, as animals slowly suffocate to death, sometimes taking 45 minutes and multiple gassings in order to die . Animals cry, bite one another, and bleed out of their cavities, all while fully conscious. Although some states have already banned the use of these cruel chambers, this archaic practice should be banned on a national level. It is inhumane, more expensive than Pentobarbital injection and dangerous to shelter workers. Companion animals have been bred for the purposes of bringing mankind joy, and they deserve a respectful death. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Ghandi.

Sign this petition to stop the use of gas chambers as a method of euthanasia to public pets in shelters.

MANDATORY SPAY AND NEUTER BILL – THE ONLY WAY TO DECREASE EUTHANASIA. There are far too many homeless, abandoned, and “throw away” dogs and cats. Many end up hit by cars and are left dying in the streets, they are used as “bait” by pit bull fighters, they go to disreputable research facilities and are used in painful inhumane testing. Many end up suffering other terrible fates. This could help to shut down the backyard puppy mill breeders and the inhumane filthy puppy mills across the country. Thousands of healthy, sweet, highly adoptable dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens, are being euthanized every day at animal control facilities and other shelters across the country; for only one reason, they have no one to adopt them. It’s up to all of us who love them, to be their voices for survival.

Please sign the peition to require mandatory spay and neuter of dogs and cats.

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