Victory in Texas as Gas Chambers are Banned!
Join IDA in Working to Ban Gas Chambers Nationwide
Last Friday, Governor Rick Perry made history in Texas by signing SB 360, a law prohibiting the use of gas chambers to kill animal companions abandoned in shelters throughout the state. We thank our many supporters in Texas who responded to our alerts and made calls on behalf of animals in shelters as well as the dedicated support of other groups and individuals who worked together to make this critical victory possible for them. Please join IDA as we work to ensure all animals in shelters across the United States never see the walls of gas chambers by taking action to urge your U.S. representatives to co-sponsor HR 208 using the form below.
Introduced by U.S. Congressman Jim Moran of North Virginia, HR 208 is a resolution that exerts pressure on all states still using the gas chamber to move away from this cruel and archaic method of killing animals and relegate it to the past. It proposes that more humane methods of killing occur such as through lethal injection of sodium pentobarbital, the sole method now used in shelters throughout the state of Texas.
Please note that IDA does not endorse the killing of homeless animals, however we do recognize animals are dying in our nation’s shelters and believe they should suffer as little as possible. Death in a gas chamber can take more than thirty minutes to occur as animals cry and gasp for air while struggling to escape the box which can reach temperatures of 115 degrees.
HR 208 is in need of many co-sponsors to move forward which is where your support is crucial. Your legislator must hear from you directly in order to mark your vote.
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