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House passes bill to limit use of carbon monoxide gas at animal shelters

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  • AlexD Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 7, 2014 10:42 p.m.

    A better alternative is injection. It is cheaper and faster, too. Carbon monoxide is not a painless death for people or animals:

    "A Craccum reporter related this story about [carbon monoxide]: 'When an acquaintance of mine killed himself using exhaust fumes, he became so disfigured the police wouldn't allow his family in to see the body. All of the capillaries in his face burst, his eyeballs popped and his tongue was so badly swollen that it protruded from his mouth and held his jaw in a totally unnatural position.'"

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 5, 2014 4:25 p.m.

    Euthanizing unwanted or abandoned animals is a reality. Those who oppose it should provide a better alternative. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a painless method that unfortunately happens accidentally to some humans. If it were so agonizing, people who have accidental exposure would awake from their sleep and save themselves.

  • AlexD Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 5, 2014 2:11 p.m.

    This is lipstick on a pig of a bill. Utah's shelter animals don't need Romero to legislate for a "kinder, gentler" inhumane way of dying.

    Animal gas chambers need to be BANNED in Utah. Period.

  • ThornBirds St.George, Utah
    Feb. 5, 2014 1:31 p.m.

    Thank you!