Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for 14 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
GASSING IN SHELTERS
I don't usually post these things, but we can support this man's efforts to end gassing in the NC shelters. It's a horrible way for an animal to die and I have signed my name and sent it to him. If you want to (no pressure!!), please send your reply to the email address below.
As you know, NC
Shelter Advocates have worked long and hard to end the use of Gas Chambers to
kill impounded animals. As a result, the number of gas chambers currently in use
has dramatically declined over the past 5 years. Today less than 15% of animal
control facilities continue to gas companion
Today, we have an
opportunity to permanently end the use of carbon monoxide gas chambers in all
NC shelters. We have been working with the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) to
prepare and submit a formal request for a new euthanasia rule or changes to the
NC administrative rules for euthanasia of impounded animals. This request will
be based upon changes in the 2013 AVMA euthanasia guidelines and the existing
language of the Administrative Code -Section 52J euthanasia
The intent of this
action is to end carbon monoxide gassing in NC
This euthanasia rule
request will be made to the NC Department of Agriculture and the NC
Administrative Rules Review Commission. Once submitted, there is an established
procedure for this request to follow.
The initial action
will consist of submitting the formal rule request which will be accompanied by
documentation and a brief in support of the euthanasia rule changes.
The attorneys involved
would like to have a number of citizens express their support by being listed as
supporters of the action to end the gassing of shelter animals in NC.
We need to have this
information as soon as possible. If you would like your name and/or the name of
your organization and others working with you added to this list of supporters
please fill it in below and send it by return email.
guidelines and the medical facts strongly support the need for these euthanasia
Please email me to
confirm your support and let me know if you have any
Peter MacQueen III,
President The Humane Society of Eastern NC Southport, NC 28461 910-477-0368
Please add my name
and/or organization to the support list.