28 Oct '11, 3am

Daniel the Beagle Survives the Gas Chamber | Care2 Causes

Daniel the Beagle Survives the Gas Chamber | Care2 Causes

Daniel, a 20-pound beagle mix, survived a euthanasia attempt by the Animal Control Department of Florence, Alabama, and is now in New Jersey, where he is waiting to be adopted. Linda Schiller, the founder of New Jersey-based Eleventh Hour Rescue , describes Daniel’s surviving the gas chamber as “one in a million.” On October 3, Daniel was among 18 dogs slated for euthanization via carbon monoxide. The practice is banned in some states including New Jersey but is legal in Alabama. The American Humane Association has been lobbying for years to end the procedure, which is more costly than injections; the group prefers adoptions. After the door of the gas chamber was opened, Daniel simply walked out, to the amazement of all. The American Veterinary Medical Association says that, because carbon monoxide is heavier than air, it’s possible that an animal could raise their head ab...

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