Ga. House bans gas chambers to euthanize pets

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3:49 PM
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ATLANTA  - The House approved a bill that would outlaw the use of gas chambers to euthanize pets at animal shelters in Georgia.

Under the bill - approved 115-46 on Tuesday - animals must be put to sleep through lethal injection.

The bill's sponsor, state Rep. Tom Knox, called gas chambers, which use carbon monoxide to euthanize pets, "pretty gory" and described how animals gasp for air as they die. The Republican from Cumming said lethal injection is more humane.

State Rep. Gene Maddox, a veterinarian from Cairo, argued against the bill saying for wild or feral animals who are not used to being handled by humans, carbon monoxide chambers are the most humane way to put an animal down.

Knox said only 10 or 11 counties still permit the use of gas chambers.

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devgru1
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devgru1 03/16/10 - 04:10 pm
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PETA.

PETA.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/16/10 - 04:16 pm
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Which is cheaper, a lethal

Which is cheaper, a lethal injection or a bullet?

Nat the Cat
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Nat the Cat 03/16/10 - 04:36 pm
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Anyway one looks at it, it's

Anyway one looks at it, it's awful.

msgret92
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msgret92 03/16/10 - 05:24 pm
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I guess they don't have

I guess they don't have anything else to do like work on the budget or figure a way not to spend so much money.

onecatfish
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onecatfish 03/16/10 - 07:45 pm
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Gene Maddox they should gas
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Gene Maddox they should gas you with a face like that.

Inquiring Lynn
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Inquiring Lynn 03/16/10 - 09:23 pm
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Let us all be humane to other

Let us all be humane to other animals! Let us support the Gret Ape Project to better protect those other great apes. All this is in line with my " cousin ' Morgan's Canon.

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jam30830 03/17/10 - 12:40 am
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I like responding to articles

I like responding to articles like this that truly show someone's intelligence level. Did you know that when someone tortures or abuses any kind of animal including lambs that more often than not they are already abusing people or will more than likely turn into a violent and violent person. Animal abuse is usually the first step or first victim. That is why it is taken so seriously especially when exhibited by children. Just pointing out the obvious.

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