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Should we support the HSUS when they support animal abuse/cruelity?Vivisection,gas chambers and Michael Vick are all supported by the HSUS.
A gas chamber is one of the cruelest methods of legally killing an animal. Animals are often crammed into the small chambers, piled one on top of the other. When the chamber is then filled with poisonous carbon monoxide gas, the animals inside gasp for breath, feel searing pain in their lungs and often claw at the chamber door or throw themselves against the sides in a desperate attempt to escape.
The practice is still legal in 32 states for dogs and cats. In many states which ban it for dogs and cats—like New York and California—they allow it for other species. Indeed, if you wanted to build a gas chamber to kill animals slowly and cruelly, there was a time when HSUS was happy to show you how—their homemade gas barrels are still in use in some U.S. shelters today.
And though national groups like HSUS have since criticized gas chambers for their notorious cruelty, their professed “opposition” to gassing did not stop them from sending dogs they claimed to have rescued to a shelter that used a gas chamber to kill them. It did not stop them from coordinating the defeat of a 2011 Texas law which would have banned it. Nor did it stop them from giving the pound in Davidson County, North Carolina, an award this month as a “Shelter We Love” that also uses one, killing roughly nine out of 10 animals they take in that way including every “Pit Bull” and “Pit Bull-mix” as a matter of policy.
In fact, Davidson County not only gasses animals, they gas young and sick animals in violation of law. The N.C. Animal Welfare Administrative Code prohibits use of the gas chamber for animals that appear to be 16 weeks or younger, pregnant or near death because it takes sick, younger or older animals longer to absorb the gas, resulting in a slower death.
According to an eyewitness, shelter employees also put animals of different species in the chamber, which is also illegal. Staff put a raccoon in the gas chamber with a mother cat and her kitten in order to sadistically watch them fight before killing them:
In response to the most recent cyber action targeting the University of Florida’s largest benefactors, an activist received the following response from the HSUS confirming that they have partnered with UF alumni to finance animal experimentation at this university:
HSUS Membership” email@example.com
Grant to University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for Surgery Training
November 9, 2010: The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association has joined with the Florida-based Kislak Family Fund to present a $25,000 grant to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for a surgical training program that benefits injured and ill shelter animals.
Background: The HSVMA and the Kislak Family Fund joined with The Humane Society of the United States in 2008 to provide $40,000 to help initiate the HAARTS program, after Dr. Paula Kislak, a 1984 alumna of the UF CVM consulted with interested students and faculty. An additional $30,000 was donated in 2009.
We the petition signers would like some answers from the HSUS about their support of vivisection,gas chambers and dog fightin(Michael Vick).Why would we want to support the HSUS when they support these horrific things being done to our innocent animals?We would like some answers to why the HSUS would support these things.Thank you for your time on this very important matter.