MI May Ban Use Of Gas To Euthanize Dogs, Cats 9-22-2010 - WNEM TV 5

MI May Ban Use Of Gas To Euthanize Dogs, Cats 9-22-2010

The Michigan House has approved legislation that would ban the use of poisonous gas to euthanize unwanted dogs and cats at animal shelters.
The bills passed the Democratic-run House by a 91-14 vote Wednesday.
The measures now go to the Republican-led Senate.
The House plan would require the use of lethal injections at animal shelters when unwanted dogs and cats are killed.
Supporters said the injection method is more humane.
The bills are sponsored by Republican Rick Jones of Grand Ledge and Democrat Fred Miller of Mount Clemens.
Jones said eight county shelters in the state still use a gas chamber.
Midland County is one that does use carbon monoxide to put down animals.
Supporters of gas cite its cost effectiveness over the injections and argue that the method is indeed humane.
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