Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gas Chambers Are Still Being Used To Kill Animals In Shelters

Despite public outcry over a Utah shelter cat who survived two attempts to euthanize by gassing, most states still allow animals to be put down in archaic, cruel gas chambers.
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When euthanasia by gassing works, it can take up to 25 minutes to end an animal's life. It is especially cruel to young, old, pregnant or sick animals -- the majority of most shelter populations.
Running gas chambers is more expensive than comparatively quick and painless euthanasia by injection, leaving less money in the shelter's budget for taking care of animals and maintaining the facility.

There is no excuse for this method of euthanasia to continue in any state.

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