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Please Support Davie's Law Introduced in North Carolina General Assembly- Removal of All Gas Chambers in North Carolina Shelters

Animals  (tags: davie, euthansia, gas chambers, puppy found alive, removal of gas chambers, animal welfare, laws, animal protection, animal shelters )

- 3521 days ago -
Update Jan. 28, 2009: H.B. 6, known as Davie's Law, has been filed in the North Carolina House. Davie's Law is named for Davie, a puppy pictured here, who survived a North Carolina gas chamber. He was found in the trash after he was gassed at a


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Simone Duffin (1462)
Thursday January 29, 2009, 12:02 am
Davie's Law is named for Davie, a puppy pictured here, who survived a North Carolina gas chamber. He was found in the trash after he was gassed at a shelter.

Animal Law Coalition has been working towards the introduction of this bill with North Carolina Coalition for Humane Euthanasia (NCCHE) and American Humane Association (AHA).

Read the bill here. Rep. Cary Allred is the primary sponsor along with Reps. Rick Glazier (District 45), Ty Harrell (District 41) and Pat McElraft (District 13).

The bill would mandate euthanasia by lethal injection of sodium pentobarbital or an equivalent, or oral ingestion of the drug, for all shelter animals. The law would ban injection, however, thru the heart, a cruel and painful procedure known as heartstick. Davie's Law would require the removal of all gas chambers from North Carolina shelters.

Sixty-five animal shelters in North Carolina currently euthanize primarily by injection, and fifty-nine of those report using this method exclusively. Employees in those shelters have been trained to safely deal with wildlife and aggressive animals. In the 32 county and city shelters that still use gas chambers, some use commercially manufactured units, while others are crudely built units constructed of cinderblock, metal, and wood.

A recent study from the American Humane Association by national Animal Care and Control Consultant

Elaine R (130)
Thursday January 29, 2009, 1:46 am

Joycey B (750)
Thursday January 29, 2009, 3:33 am
I have been working on this and still am. I won't stop until this is gone. Noted with thanks Simone.

catherine g (120)
Thursday January 29, 2009, 5:37 am
the heartstick is also called the kill stick, and is used on cats in AKRON OHIO. AKRON is a bloody city, remember that! ~

kill stick needs to be outlawed everywhere! ~

catherine g (120)
Thursday January 29, 2009, 5:39 am
i still can't believe there is an industry that manufactures chambers of death, and that it makes money ~

catherine g (120)
Thursday January 29, 2009, 5:39 am
i hope davie has no lingering effect from his torture ~

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 29, 2009, 1:31 pm
I need u to have email addies for the Representatives, Senators & governor of NC with ready msg for me to send to them. I really dont see how I can sign the petition in this msg? :-( Would be nice, if it had ready msg along with the email addies for all senators, representatives & governor of NC. :-( Snap it! :-( I never like gas chambers. horrible & cruel to all animals. grrrrr at animal shelters for killing animals in horrible & cruel way. Oh my Goodness!

antoinette schmitz (0)
Thursday January 29, 2009, 1:52 pm

Noted with thanks


liz c (827)
Thursday January 29, 2009, 2:24 pm
Yea Davies Law.....I hope it goes through. Is there a petition for this? does anyone know how Davie is today-- Thank you.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday January 29, 2009, 11:35 pm
This puppy wanted to live, and he is making a statement that this kind of cruelty is not accepted.

Mirella Burgess (75)
Friday January 30, 2009, 5:11 am
Look at the little angel, how can anyone do this!
Hope they bloody sleep well at night, NOT!

Thanks Simone

Past Member (0)
Friday January 30, 2009, 5:15 am
There should be no kill shelters everywhere. Noted.

Michele K (0)
Thursday February 5, 2009, 5:14 pm
Davie was adopted by the couple who found him in the dumpster while they were taking off their trash. He is living a happy life in Davie County, NC.

JJ M. (0)
Tuesday February 10, 2009, 10:25 am
Please visit in the advocacy section or this direct link should take you directly to a letter writing program that will send a pre-written letter directly to the representative in your district. Please forward to everyone you know.

Astrid & Les Murrison (0)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 10:27 pm
ALL your some use GAS CHAMBERE and HEART STICK... .... Your give AMIEICA A BAD NAME........
BE ASHAMED of YOURSELF.... Why must those beautifull angels "DOGS / PUPPY and CATS / KITTEN" SUFFER IN THE LAST MOMENTS OF THEIR LIVES? Only SICK PEOPLE DO THIS Because they can't go around and KILL Human and Small Children and Babys So they use ANIMAL????
Many of those Dog / Poppy and Cats /Kitten??? ANIMAL Can See og Feel Thing We can't... So why dont your Train them.. YOUR FACKING IDIOTS.......

Craig S. (0)
Friday August 26, 2011, 4:23 pm
These sick people that can do can anyone harm innocent animals. I am in Canada and have heard of Davies law...shame on NC for being so outdated and inhumane in using the gas chamber. Imagine how fearful these animals must be..put yourself in their shoes. If it is inhumane for humans it is inhumane for helpless animals! Get some sense and adopt a more humane method of euthanasia.

Amanda k (0)
Friday August 26, 2011, 4:27 pm
I am Craig's wife...the person who posted above. I concur.....get rid of this horrific gassing method...shame on North Carolina! I will avoid going there from now on....

Robyn B (0)
Thursday March 29, 2012, 5:39 pm
I fully support Davies Law this procedure is inhumane and must stop!!!
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