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Stop Euthanization Of Adoptable Animals In Shelters Petition January 09, 2008 10:37 PM

Original Message: ----------------- The following petition (which was started by Nicole) was forwarded on to several people in Care2 and I am forwarding it on to you! If you could sign only one other petition ever again, this is the one to choose. Its mission is : "to stop the killing of adoptable animals in shelters. We are asking that every county in every state stop euthanizing adoptable animals in shelters. Every day there are thousands of animals that are dragged into gas chambers, stuck with heart sticks or euthanized by lethal injection. There are approximately 5 million dogs and puppies and many more millions of cats and kittens that are needlessly put to death every year in this country alone. America needs new and relatively obvious laws-- such as laws making it mandatory to spay and neuter every adopted pet and outlawing puppy mill breeding. These two changes would drastically reduce the huge numbers of animals being taken in to the shelters annually. Most people care deeply for their pets and for animals in general, but they are unaware of how many are put to death--some by horrifically inhumane means every day. Please sign this petition to end the currently legal and inhumane killing of these loving animals--they are counting on us to save them! Thank you for caring and signing this petition." So you see what an undertaking she is asking us to take on. But what a glorious feeling we will have when the impossible is achieved! And we can do it! It takes effort by everyone, to contact not just their friends, but their friends of friends! And anybody not even associated with Care2. This grassroots effort could really give us the miracle these animals need. Thank you for caring. RE: Further Clarification of Stop Euthanization Petition... 8:51 PM I For those who cannot see past the enormity of the problem, and who is to blame, I completely agree that the numbers are astronomical and money is an issue, but, let's face it, we've had YEARS to start chipping away at the problem and the circumstances that created it. Yes, some owners SHOULD be more responsible, but really in the long run, does it matter? Mandatory spay and neuter clinics and a trust fund created at the local levels to help those who need help feeding and caring for their pets to draw upon are needed. There are more points to consider, but you see how we have to start somewhere, to bring enough people together ( power in numbers!) to effect changes once and for all! And as for the need to euthanize because of too many unwanted pets right now? Fine, but do it humanely at least. Gassing the sick, the elderly, the young, or the pregnant animals is illegal in most states because these animals cannot breathe in enough of the gas to kill them. And heartsticks, and bashing and all the other violent means are sick and completely uncalled for. Signing this petition shows our legislators that we are civilized and will no longer pay with our tax money for these atrocities. There is so much suffering in the world and so many innocents who suffer in silence that we are helpless to help. These innocents are within are power to help. This is why I ask you to reconsider and sign this petition. Thank you! Stop Euthanizing Adoptable Animals In Shelters Signatures as of January 7, 2008 283 Signatures goal 100,000  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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