Wednesday, December 26, 2007

N.C. comment period on gassing animals ends soon

Posted By on Wed, Dec 26, 2007 at 10:46 AM

If you want to voice your opinion on banning gas chambers at N.C. animal shelters, now's the time.

The state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will stop accepting public comments for the new proposed rules, which would continue to allow gas as a way of euthanizing animals at shelters around the state, on Dec. 31. More than 30 county and city shelters continue to use gas (Charlotte-Mecklenburg uses lethal injection), which many animal welfare advocates consider inhumane and cruel. (I have talked to people who feel it's the most humane method in some cases, particularly when euthanizing feral animals. But the method is also ripe for error.)

To read the proposed regs and comment, click here.

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