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1 Take Action – Help Ban Gas Chambers - A Case for Banning Usage -

2 Background Of the 8 million dogs and cats left in shelters, about half are left with no option but to be euthanized. Of the 8 million dogs and cats left in shelters, about half are left with no option but to be euthanized. Due to unscrupulous breeding and poor ownership, many shelters are overpopulated unfortunately requiring euthanasia as a form of controlSpay/Neuter programs are the best lines of defense, as well as advocacy for pet adoption rather than purchasing from breeders and pet shops. Due to unscrupulous breeding and poor ownership, many shelters are overpopulated unfortunately requiring euthanasia as a form of controlSpay/Neuter programs are the best lines of defense, as well as advocacy for pet adoption rather than purchasing from breeders and pet shops. In certain instances, euthanasia has its proper place but types of euthanasia and the impact on the end of the animals life greatly differ. In certain instances, euthanasia has its proper place but types of euthanasia and the impact on the end of the animals life greatly differ. –Sodium pentobarbital injected by trained professional into the leg vein provides a gentle, humane end to the animals life Gas Chamber - what is it? Gas Chamber - what is it? –Animals slated for euthanasia are jammed in a locked box on top of one another –They smell death from prior animals and begin to scream and claw each other in an effort to escape –Oxygen is eliminated by means of CO 2 or carbon monoxide induction by shelter workers –Animals begin to experience convulsions, muscle spasms, angina and vomiting – not all animals die the first round –The process takes approximately 25 minutes to up to 40 minutes 1 Source 1 : Beckhams Bill Source: PETA Source: National Geographic News Source: Animal Law Coalition

3 A Statement to Senator Lehtinen All America is tarnished by this dirty little secret. Shocking is the sheer number of Americans that had no clue this was happening and are unhappy their tax dollars are being used to fund the usage of barbaric gas chambers. Moreover, how can this practice be accepted in one state and banned in the next? We believe the time is now to institute a national ban which abolishes this practice. All America is tarnished by this dirty little secret. Shocking is the sheer number of Americans that had no clue this was happening and are unhappy their tax dollars are being used to fund the usage of barbaric gas chambers. Moreover, how can this practice be accepted in one state and banned in the next? We believe the time is now to institute a national ban which abolishes this practice. In a perfect world, there would be no need for euthanasia; however with shelters extremely overpopulated, we are left with no choice. It is vital that we do something to protect the unfortunate chosen ones so they are not subjected to needless suffering by dying a torturous death. In a perfect world, there would be no need for euthanasia; however with shelters extremely overpopulated, we are left with no choice. It is vital that we do something to protect the unfortunate chosen ones so they are not subjected to needless suffering by dying a torturous death. The Die-hards, quote the AVMA guidelines to support their case, but recently the AVMA changed their wording to say that gassing is NOT acceptable. This is a big change & more is coming. They also say gas is cheaper than EBI which is untrue! If the one animal at a time guideline is followed, EBI is half the cost. The Die-hards, quote the AVMA guidelines to support their case, but recently the AVMA changed their wording to say that gassing is NOT acceptable. This is a big change & more is coming. They also say gas is cheaper than EBI which is untrue! If the one animal at a time guideline is followed, EBI is half the cost. We are a group called Take Action – Ban Animal Gas Chambers. We have been working on this on a state by state basis for some time now gaining a great deal of support. However, it is getting more difficult as we get down to the states that cling to old ways and perceive animal lovers as left wing liberal types with no credibility. We are a group called Take Action – Ban Animal Gas Chambers. We have been working on this on a state by state basis for some time now gaining a great deal of support. However, it is getting more difficult as we get down to the states that cling to old ways and perceive animal lovers as left wing liberal types with no credibility. Our supporters are both in and outside the U.S. and are frankly appalled that a country of such high standing allows this: Our supporters are both in and outside the U.S. and are frankly appalled that a country of such high standing allows this: –The Greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Gandhi –Where does that leave America? How can people be proud to be American knowing this? –I realize the economy is top of everyones list right now but I believe this will be a popular bill across the US. –I am sure there are all kinds of issues that may be raised along the way BUT in the end it is really quite simple ~ This is wrong so, Ban it!

4 Why Ban Is Needed? The usage of gas chambers to euthanize animals … The usage of gas chambers to euthanize animals … –Inflicts unnecessary severe physical pain to the animals –Is terrifying to multitudes of animals are jammed in the chambers at once –Hypocritical as gassing human criminals has been replaced by lethal injection as it was found to be inhumane –Puts gas chamber workers at risk from CO 2 or carbon Monoxide poisoning therefore putting counties at risk for lawsuits by shelter workers Improperly handled or poorly maintained, gas chambers cause serious illness or even death. Numerous cases of such incidents, including that of a shelter worker in Tennessee who died in 2000 while operating a faulty gas chamber 1 Improperly handled or poorly maintained, gas chambers cause serious illness or even death. Numerous cases of such incidents, including that of a shelter worker in Tennessee who died in 2000 while operating a faulty gas chamber 1 –Commonly misconceived as the cheaper option when, in fact, two separate studies show that euthanasia by gassing can be the same or more than by lethal injection A 2000 study by the Western Pennsylvannia Humane Society discovered a facility which euthanizes 10,000 animals per year by gassing spends $13,320 compared to $12,700 to euthanize via lethal injection 2 A 2000 study by the Western Pennsylvannia Humane Society discovered a facility which euthanizes 10,000 animals per year by gassing spends $13,320 compared to $12,700 to euthanize via lethal injection 2 A 2009 study by the American Humane Association showed exponentially higher costs to gas an animal compared to lethal injection ($4.98 to gas one animal versus $2.29) 3 A 2009 study by the American Humane Association showed exponentially higher costs to gas an animal compared to lethal injection ($4.98 to gas one animal versus $2.29) 3 Source 1 : Governing.com Source 2 : Animal Law Coalition Source 3 : American Humane Association

5 The Process Video footage ~ 1 Video footage ~ 2 6V8ptaoUipp5d3_g6FOJU_et9nJnSCA Witness accounts: Shelter workers letter: man-in-an-animal-shelter/

6 Pictures ~ Dead & dying all victims of gas chambers.


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