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Tell Oklahoma: Ban Inhumane Gassing of Dogs & Cats Now! Take Action!


Animals  (tags: cruelty, pets, cats, dogs, death, sadness, slaughter, suffering, killing, ethics, animalcruelty, animals, animalwelfare )

Julie
- 719 days ago - change.org
Gassing homeless dogs and cats to death is painful, cruel, and barbaric. It should be illegal in every state-in every country. In many shelters, this cruel method involves placing animals in a gas chamber without sedation where they suffocate to death.



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Julie P. (55)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 7:42 pm
From the petition website:

"Gassing homeless dogs and cats to death is painful, cruel, and barbaric. It should be illegal in every state-in every country. Historically, this inhumane method of killing was used by the Nazis, and to this day is not allowed even for the punishment of our most severe serial killers.

In many shelters, this cruel method of “euthanasia” involves placing animals in a gas chamber without sedation where they suffocate to death. In some pounds, cats are piled in with dogs, small dogs are mixed in with large dogs, and they all fight each other for the last breath of air.

The truth is, the great majority of pets killed in gas chambers are very adoptable and not sick or injured. They are perfectly healthy but it is easier to kill them than to care for them and find them new homes. For some it is a matter of convenience so they can get rid of many animals at a time--without requiring a vet to be on staff.

In one particular shelter in Oklahoma, the Shawnee Animal Control, stray animals are only held for 2 days! And they refuse to allow any pictures posted publicly. What do they have to hide? Well Google some of the employees who brag to hunt for sport and who get a thrill for the kill and it will make you wonder. How many lost cats and dogs are GASSED while their owners are looking for them? It’s a scary and reasonable question. And it is a complete disgrace to the officials of this state.

At another OK gassing shelter, Altus Animal Control, rescuers and animal lovers race to try to save dogs and cats scheduled to be gassed each week.

Please sign this petition and send a letter to Oklahoma government officials to tell them to put an end to to the inhumane gas chamber killings NOW. And tell them to follow other states who only allow more humane euthanasia, when absolutely necessary."

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Thank you!
 

Kaspar K. (11)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 7:43 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 7:58 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Marie W. (65)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 8:18 pm
signed
 

Gysele van Santen (212)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 1:14 am
signed.
 

Danuta Watola (1191)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 2:11 am
noted
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (731)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 2:35 am
done-ty
 

Jason Topps (9)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 3:06 am
Sick, noted
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 3:54 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Ana R (220)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 4:05 am
Done... with hope
Thank you!
 

Joe R. (189)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 8:05 am
Signed and noted.
 

aj E. (164)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 9:27 am
signed.
 

Julie P. (55)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 2:28 pm
Many thanks to all those who signed already. Please share the petition as well. At least 2000 more signatures are needed
Gassing shelter pets is really inhumane!!
 

Alison A. (231)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 6:50 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Julie.
 
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