The Honorable Governor Rick Perry
Office of the Governor
State Insurance Building
1100 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78701
Dear Governor Perry,
We applaud the passage by the Texas House and Senate of SB 360, banning the use of gas in the euthanizing of animals, and respectfully ask that you consider signing the bill into law as soon as possible. Our research has demonstrated that using gas as a form of euthanasia – widely acknowledged as inhumane to animals and more dangerous to shelter staff – is actually more expensive than more humane alternatives, taking a toll on lives and precious resources at the shelters valiantly trying
to care for so many animals in need.
Thank you for your kind consideration of this vital issue.
Dr. Robin R. Ganzert, President and CEO, American Humane Association