04 Nov '12, 9pm

Gas Chambers Are the Heartless End for Many Cats and Dogs

Gas Chambers Are the Heartless End for Many Cats and Dogs

“At a 6% carbon monoxide concentration, the average time to loss of consciousness has not been precisely determined, nor is it known if the vocalization and agitation some dogs exhibit are signs of distress.” “Delayed absorption or circulation of the gas prolong[s] the time it takes to cause loss of consciousness and death.” The absorption and circulation of carbon monoxide can be delayed in “animals under 16 weeks of age; animals with decreased respiratory functions; animals who are old, sick, or injured; and animals who are pregnant.” Because “[m]any shelters are unlikely to know an animal’s age and health status … inhumane euthanasias [are] very likely to occur.” “Placing multiple animals in a chamber…can dilute the effective concentration of carbon monoxide that each animal receives,” which can prolong the time it takes for them to lose consciousness. “Minor gas leaks ...

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