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H.Res. 736: Expressing opposition to the use of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, argon, or other gases to euthanize shelter animals and support for State laws... Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Jul 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Expressing opposition to the use of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, argon, or other gases to euthanize shelter animals and support for State laws that require the use of the more humane euthanasia by injection method.

Whereas 6,000,000 to 8,000,000 cats and dogs are placed into the care of between 4,000 to 6,000 local animal shelters each year in the United States; Whereas nearly half of these animals are euthanized each year because adoptive homes are not able to be found for them; Whereas to be considered humane, a euthanasia technique must expeditiously cause painless unconsciousness, followed by respiratory then cardiac arrest, and ultimately death; Whereas animals euthanized in gas chambers are often forced into confined areas with several other animals, causing unnecessary stress and aggressive behavior; Whereas the use of gas chambers can take over 30 minutes to end an animal's life and sometimes does not result in the death of all the animals inside; Whereas the use of gas chambers can cause a loss of consciousness and brain function in an animal only after the animal's vital organs shut down, resulting in prolonged suffering and distress; Whereas old, pregnant, neonatal, and injured animals are often biologically unable to absorb the gas as readily as larger or healthier animals, which can prolong the stress and trauma they experience before death; Whereas highly toxic carbon monoxide, the most common chemical used in animal gas chambers, is the leading cause of accidental poisoning in the United States, and,...

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I support H.Res. 736 ("Expressing opposition to the use of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, argon) because...not only is it inhumane but it makes a point to say, cruelty towards animals is ok. We put people in jail and have task forces to prevent the injustices people do to animals but then in the places they are left to be adopted out, they are tortured. Shelter implies to be taken care of, not tortured to death. How is any one who does this any better than someone who harms animals? Its the same. I can torture my cat to death and go to jail, or just drop it at the shelter for the same affect. This is an animal Holocaust. The gassing was devastating to humans because it is inhumane and cruel! The fact that we perform nearly the same act is incredible. Who are we, as a people, as a community, as a nation? What are we teaching our children? That abuse is ok, as long as it is in a controlled environment? Any one who has the power to change this and doesn't, really need to take a look at themselves. Look at your children, pets and community and show the difference you made by ending an abusive situation. You can speak for those who have no voice.

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GinaAmesbury
NJ-9
2 years ago

I support H.Res. 736 (112th) ("Expressing opposition to the use of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, argon, or") because... All the reasons outlined in the proposal strongly support the need to end this barbaric method of euthanasia. It is sad enough to end the life of a healthy dog or cat due to overcrowded shelters and dog overpopulation but please vote to ban the gas chambers and give these animal a dignified, painless death through injection methods. Let's not be one of the few remaining states who allow such an inhumane method to end the life of thousands of cats and dogs. Thank you!

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Runrescue
NC-2
2 years ago

I support H.Res. 736 (112th) ("Expressing opposition to the use of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, argon, or") because...In many shelters in the U.S, there is a cruel method of “euthanasia” involving placing animals in a gas chamber without sedation where they suffocate to death. In some shelters, cats are piled in with dogs, small dogs are mixed in with large dogs, they put live dogs on top of dead ones and they all fight each other for the last breath of air. This is a disgusting practice which is an inhumane way of treating our PET animals.

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melissal1000
NC-4
2 years ago

I support H.Res. 736 (112th) ("Expressing opposition to the use of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, argon, or") because we live in a country where we apparently treat convicted murderers and child molesters MUCH better than we treat innocent animals. I am 45 years old and have always adopted stray cats and dogs and they truly make the best, most loyal pets. It breaks my heart to imagine how many amazing, loving dogs and cats are inhumanely murdered every day by carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide etc. PLEASE reintroduce this bill. Let's show the world we truly do care about our innocent animals who can't have their own voice.

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JulesH
TX-28
2 years ago

I support H.Res. 736 (112th) ("Expressing opposition to the use of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, argon, or") because...it is animal cruelty. Not to mention, it is more expensive! A study by the American Humane Association revealed that death by lethal injection is cheaper than a gas chamber death. The study showed that the cost to use carbon monoxide poisoning is $4.98 per animal. The cost to use euthanasia by injection is $2.29 per animal. The voting public does not understand that shelters are gassing animals. This needs to exposed and, appropriately, outlawed.

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jsebestyen2001
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2 years ago

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Bill Summary

H.Res. 736: Expressing opposition to the use of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, argon, or other gases to euthanize shelter animals and support for State laws that require the use of the more humane euthanasia by injection method.

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