Sign the Petition to

WV State Legislature

Ban Gas Chamber Euthanizing of Shelter Animals in WV and find alternative (more humane) euthanasia procedures, such as euthanasia via injection.

Signed,

Heather Severt

This petition closed almost 3 years ago

How this will help

This procedure must be ~completely~ banned by the state to force these organizations to change. The practice is inhumane because it takes the animals between 25-35mins to die a slow death, while...

This procedure must be ~completely~ banned by the state to force these organizations to change. The practice is inhumane because it takes the animals between 25-35mins to die a slow death, while clawing through and suffocating in a heap of other dogs and cats. Our solution, although we prefer none were killed, is to euthanize via injection. A process which is painless, quick and no more expensive that the current practice.

Currently = Senate Bill No. 501 (Passed May 2009) claims to prohibit the euthanizing of animals by use of a gas chamber. However, this Bill has numerous exeptions allowing the procedure! The Bill states that any county which has a Gas Chamber in operation, as of the effective date of this section, may continue to operate the gas chamber. I.E. Gas Chambers Have NOT Been Banned in WV – Only Semi-Restricted!!!

Additionally, this Bill reads that if “an animal cannot be humanely destroyed in an expeditious manner, an animal may be destroyed by shooting” – This is simply not good enough!

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