Animal activists appalled by the number of cats and dogs euthanized each year are speaking out — demanding reform of animal welfare laws.
The HSUS reported in 2009, the estimated number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year is 6 to 8 million — and 3 to 4 million are estimated to be euthanized. And even more upsetting, some methods of euthanasia still used today are extremely inhumane, including gas chambers.
Healthy dogs with loving families have been victims as well. Let’s not forget the story of Aries — the dog, euthanized within two hours of arrival at a shelter in Alabama.
Take Action: Reform Animal Welfare Laws!
A lack of control of the pet population is partly to blame — subjecting millions of domestic animals to be put to death each year.
A member of Southeast Pet Rescue created a petition dedicated to fighting against euthanasia by enforcing new animal welfare laws. Reduced-cost spay and neuter programs is one of many solutions listed in the petition, to help control the pet population. The implementation of spay/neuter programs will significantly help reduce the amount of strays, who are most often the victims of euthanasia.
If you would like to see an end brought to countless deaths of animals every year, please sign this petition to enforce better animal welfare laws in Georgia!