This petition closed almost 2 years ago
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!