Humane Death for Shelter Animals

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The use of gas chambers in Texas animal shelters has just recently been banned.

The use of gas chambers in Texas animal shelters has recently been banned.

Paws Up!
To Texas for banning the use of gas chambers to euthanize shelter animals.

According to a news article, “Texas has joined 19 other states in banning the use of gas chambers to kill unwanted shelter dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.”

Euthanasia by injection is the recommended method, according to groups including the Texas Animal Control Association, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and various veterinary and animal control associations.”

There is a bill in the US House of Representatives, HR 208, that opposes the use of gas chambers to euthanize shelter animals and supports laws that require the use of euthanasia by injection instead. Contact your senators and representatives and have them support HR 208.

Gas chambers should be banned in all states as a means of euthanizing shelter animals.

Take Action: Residents of Texas, thank your governor for signing into law a bill that bans the use of gas chambers to euthanize shelter animals in your state. Residents of other states, check to see if your state still allows the use of gas chambers as a means to euthanize shelter animals. If it does, please contact your legislators and urge them to introduce legislation banning the practice.

The Honorable Rick Perry
Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428
Tele. No.: 512-463-2000

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