Do you remember the miracle beagle that survived the AL gas chamber last fall? His name is Daniel and he has a mission now to try to ban the gas chamber across the country. He's nominated for a hero dog award and if you would like to see him win so he can better promote his cause(s), you can vote for Daniel here:
He also has a facebook page if you want to learn more about him: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-The-Beagle-Dwyer/137478496360308
I don't know how to add a picture or this one is too big, but here's a picture of Daniel right after he survived the gas chamber. All the other dogs in the chamber with him died - I think 16 of them. Poor guy. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=275191209255702&set=a.152890781485746.33506.137478496360308&t y p e =3&theater
I just voted for Daniel. We need to get rid of Gas Chambers as a way of euthanizing animals. I worked for a kill shelter years ago on the boarder and this was their way of destroying the animals. Not good! Yes, unfortunaely they have to be euthanized, but the more kindly way is with a lethal dose of pentobarbital.
It seems like the politicians have "acclimated the public to" we can throw a quick fix and satisfy everyone.
But then nn years later there is another problem directly related to the solving of the old problem. We just keep passing the problem along. (can you say Stimulus as an example?)
During the Regan years we gave a bunch of "undocumented workers" citizenship or green cards, whatever, with the promise they would fix the border issue.
Has that been fixed?
So if outlaw the gas chambers, then we could become complacent because we are more "human" now, but the initial problems causing these poor animals to require euthanize has not changed.
So I wonder if we spend the time to accomplish changing out gas chambers, to working the problems of why we have all these animals that need to be killed, would we then be better off in the long run and less euthanize animals would result?
I'm saying that if you have to euthanize the Gas Chamber is not the best method. Nothing to do with time or solutions. They don't just put one animal in the chamber at a time. The animals can sit there or hours waiting for the cages to be filled up before they roll them in chamber. The only solution to the unwanted pet population is to SPAY/NEUTER, get rid of Puppy Mills and Backyard Breeders.
Fofa, I've been battling the root of the problem for 7 years now. I am just a young person in rescue, many people I volunteer alongside with have been battling this root problem(irresponsible people and uncaring law makers) for decades and decades.
We actually go out there on our free time, mainly on weekends when others are enjoying their days off with their loved ones and sleeping in, and tirelessly fight for those that have no voice. We fight for change and education/awareness. Please don't be under the assumption that we are not addressing the root of the problem. Euthanasia is a necessary evil and will be for a long time to come. Aside from fighting the battle at the root of the problem, at least we can try and make death a little more humane and peaceful for these unwanted pets by eliminating the gas chamber.