- Warner Robins Animal Control
- United States of America
The Warner Robins Animal Shelter is still using the outdated Gas Chamber to euthanize thousands of animals every year. The purpose of this petition is to try and stop this cruelty to animals. To quote an animal control officer in Georgia, "Lethal injection properly administered to sedated animals deliver death rapidly compared to gas chamber. The later takes a minimum of 20 minutes and it is not uncommon for it to take as long as 45 minutes, depending on the size, age and health of the animal. Sometimes it is necessary to gas an animal two or three times before they succumb."
Also, switching to injection is actually cheaper! The cost of euthanasia by gas per animal is $4.66 without a tranquilizer and $4.98 with a tranquilizer. In contrast injection costs only $2.29 per animal.
It has been brought to my attention that the state of Georgia is still allowing Warner Robins to euthanize thousands of animals per year with an outdated gas chamber. This method of carbon monoxide poisoning is a slow and traumatic death ranging anywhere from 20-45 minutes depending on the animal, and is inhumane.
This cruelty has gone on far too long and needs to be stopped. There is no excuse not to switch to injection since the cost of euthanasia by gas per animal is $4.66 without a tranquilizer and $4.98 with a tranquilizer. In contrast injection costs only $2.29 per animal.
We, the undersigned, call on the people of Georgia to stop the use of the gas chamber on innocent animals in the Warner Robins Animal Shelter.
The Stop the Gas Chamber at the Warner Robins Animal Shelter petition to Warner Robins Animal Control was written by Helga K. Faust and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.