Use of gas chamber stalled for Brunswick County Animal Shelter
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We have been following the installation of a refurbished gas chamber at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. Last week, an industrial hygienist inspected the machine to make sure it met state standards. One valve needs to be replaced before the machine can operate. But Brunswick is not the only county that did not pass inspection. New Hanover and Bladen counties both failed inspections by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Both counties have voluntarily agreed to stop using their chambers until they meet state standards.

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It seems to me that most people are missing the whole problem here. If everyone with a pet was responsible enough to spay and neuter them then the method of euthanazia would not enter into play. Also, people with pets should not use the shelters as a place to dump their pets because they can not face putting them down when they are old and sick. I have had have many animals euthanized because of age or terminal illness and as much as it hurts I know there last minutes on earth were spent in the arms of someone who loved them not in a strange place.
Why can't we educate people to spay and/ or neuter their pets so unwanted animals don't have to go through this? This is not rocket science. The gas chamber is inhumane. Vets use injections to put down animals. NC should ban all gas chambers.
why have states stopped using the gas chamber for executing people? Dogs and cats may not have a brain that compares to humans but sometimes I wonder if humans bother to use much of it. Animals slowly suffocate and succumb to carbon monoxide poisoning. How is this human in any way? I think it's because it's easier and cheaper to put down many at one time.
WY DONT WE JUST GIVE THEM TO THE STARVING PEOPLE OVER IN CHINA AND SOUTH EAST ASIA. THEY EAT DOGS AND CATS OVER THEIR. ALL WE DO IS BURN OR BURRY THEM HERE, I SAY CHECK THE ANIMAL TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE CLEAN OF PARVO , RABIE'S ECT. THEN SHIP THEM OUT. HELL WE CAN SALE THEM. SAVE FUNDS AND MAKE FUNDS. ALL AT THE SAME TIME. AT LEAST THEIR DEATH MIGHT SAVE A LIFE. OF SOME ONE THAT IS STARVING.

Have you ever seen how they kill animals over in China? It's even more disgusting than here, They literally strip them of their skin before they are even dead. So animals are laying there with no skin on their bodies, and then killed. It's disgusting. If ignorant people would just get their pets spayed or neutered, we wouldn't have the over population of animals, and they would not have to kill them when they are no longer wanted. You are an ass for even responding to this article. Are you stupid or something? Animals have feelings and they hurt too.

Quite honestly,I could care less about starving people in China and South East Asia.You want to help them? Get them some Depro-Provera or some Mirena's.You can insert my infamous eye roll here if you like.The use of gas chambers for euthanasia are nothing more than a cheap way to euthanize animals so as to better pad their own pockets.They should have been prohibited a long time ago.Your post,along with your poor use of spelling and the correct usage of the English language just makes you sound...well stupid.
What can we do to get these counties to switch to lethal injection? We need the newspapers in these counties to write articles to let the public know that this is still going on. The gas chamber is inhumane and archaic. The only reason to use the gas chamber versus lethal injection is to keep more money in the county workers' pockets. This makes me sick. NEWSPAPERS: PLEASE DO SOMETHING !!! ANYONE, WHAT CAN WE DO? THIS IS AN OUTRAGE !