Monday, March 31, 2008

End the Use of Gas Chambers for Euthanasia in Illinois

A bill (H.B. 4844) has been introduced in Illinois that would end the use of decompression and gas chambers for euthanasia. Gas chambers are seeing their last days in this country and it is time for Illinois to move permanently to a more humane form of euthanasia. Euthanasia of any form is a tragedy; however, it is an unfortunate reality in the animal control field. Therefore, there is a responsibility to provide the most humane death possible when it becomes necessary.

It is critical that your state representative, Sara Feigenholtz, hear from constituents who support this legislation!

Please make a brief, polite phone call to Representative Feigenholtz at (217) 782-8062 to urge support for H.B. 4844.

When you call, you will likely speak to a staff member who will pass your message along to your representative. Remember to be polite and professional, and leave your name and address so it is clear that you are a constituent. You can say:

"Hello, my name is [your name] and I am calling from [your town] to urge Representative Feigenholtz to support H.B. 4844 to end the use of gas chambers for euthanasia in Illinois. Thank you."

After making your call, please send a follow-up email to your representative in support of legislation to end this inhumane form of euthanasia.

And please don't forget to tell your friends and family in Illinois how they can take action, too.

Thank you for all you do for animals.


Steven said...

I called and if you are reading this then you should too! Only takes at the most 1.5 min. Pick up da phone and do the right thing!

HedgieMate said...

If I were an American voter, I certainly would. I hope every eligible voter in Illinois will follow steven's lead. Gas chambers are NOT humane way to euthanize any animals who unfortunately require our help to cross over. :(

Rachie-Babe said...

You are doing a good, good thing.