JACKSON, Miss. – A bill to ban animal shelters from using gas to kill animals did not make it out of the Mississippi legislature. The measure passed the Senate with no objects, but it never made it out of the House committee.
Historically the senate is very supportive of animal laws and the problems always bog down in the house,“ Deborah Boswell director for the Mississippi Animal Rescue League.
Boswell says if animals are going to die it should be done humanely. She says gas chambers may or may not work for animals and that it is actually more expensive to run a gas chamber as opposed to lethal injection.
“The least they deserve in the end is a gentle touch and a kind word, not to be put in a chamber that is not efficient or human as an injection.”