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Jan 12, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Despite public outcry over a Utah shelter cat who survived two attempts to euthanize by gassing, most states still allow animals to be put down in archaic, cruel gas chambers. When euthanasia by gassing works, it can take up to 25 minutes to end an animal's life, and is especially cruel to large and medium sized dogs and young, old, pregnant or sick animals -- the majority of most shelter populations. Death by gassing is especially sad, as it prevents animals from being held and comforted in their last moments.

Gas chambers physically and psychologically harm shelter workers as well as animals; there is no excuse for this method of euthanasia to continue in any state. Running gas chambers is more expensive than comparatively quick and painless euthanasia by injection, leaving less money in the shelter's budget for taking care of animals and maintaining the facility.

Nine states -- Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington and Wyoming -- currently ban euthanasia by gassing. Please sign the petition to ban this cruel practice in ALL states. 

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Posted: Jan 12, 2012 5:30am
Nov 19, 2011
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

As the holiday season approaches, many New York shoppers plan to purchase a new puppy for their children and loved ones. Unfortunately, many dishonest pet stores continue to vend puppies from puppy mills, claiming that they come from small private breeders. As a result, shoppers unwittingly perpetuate the cruel puppy mill cycle and bring home pets that often fall ill.

According to a recent undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States, over 100 New York pet stores supply puppies obtained by inhumane commercial breeders. Over a four-month period in 2011, shoppers purchased more than 4,500 puppies from these stores.

Dogs bred and raised in puppy mills receive little or no medical care or exercise and are often confined in cramped wire cages. This often results in heartbreak when new pets fall ill or die shortly after the holiday season.

Please sign the petition to enforce the standards of puppy sales in New York Pet stores.

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Posted: Nov 19, 2011 5:50pm

 

 
 
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