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Eliminating Gas Chambers

Gas chambers have no place in our nation’s public or private shelters. They cannot provide a truly humane (pain- and stress-free) euthanasia for any animal, they are more expensive than the humane alternative euthanasia by injection, they pose risk of injury and even death to shelter staff, and they have been condemned for routine shelter euthanasia by the AVMA, as well as The HSUS, NACA, and every other national animal welfare organization. See what The HSUS is doing to eliminate gas chambers from our nation’s shelters.

HSUS Statement on Gas Chambers

When shelters find themselves in the position of having to euthanize an animal, it is incumbent upon them to ensure that the death is as humane as possible. Lesser alternatives like carbon monoxide gas chambers (CO chambers), which can virtually never provide a stress and pain free death, must therefore never be used in shelter settings.

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Euthanasia Featured News

Find all the news on HSUS’ campaign to end the use of gas chambers in shelters throughout the United States featured here.

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Map of Carbon Monoxide Laws

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