Update: The pro-gassing bill, H.B. 27,Â was defeated in Committee today. That bill is now dead. Davie’s Law, H.B. 6/S.B. 199 is also dead.
Despite their promises during their election campaigns last year, neither Gov. Perdue nor Sen. David Hoyle said a word in support of Davie’s Law or any gas chamber ban. Â Â
For more read Animal Law Coalition’s earlier report below. Â Â
Original report: Call Governor Beverly Perdue and North Carolina state Senator David Hoyle and urge them that now is the time toÂ make good on their campaign promises to end gas chambers in North Carolina animal shelters.Â
Here is a statement Gov. Perdue issued when she was a candidate for governor last year:
"As governor, Bev will work to ensure that animal shelters across the state use injection as the only method of euthanasia and will support legislation requiring its use and prohibiting other methods.Â It is the only way to guarantee that animals and shelter workers are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve." Sept. 2008 statement on treatment of animals
Sen. David Hoyle also promised animal welfare advocates an end to the gas chambers.Â Â As one supporter put it,Â "Sen. Hoyle knew what he was getting into. He even knew that Gaston Commissioners were in opposition.Â He needed the animal community support during his re-election campaign & promised to do this for us."
Sen. Hoyle agreed to sponsor Davie’s Law, a bill that would end the use of carbon monoxide gas chambers and other cruel methods of killing shelter animals. But but after he introduced the bill in the state senate as S.B. 199, has done absolutely nothing to pursue it.Â The bill has languished in the Senate where it actually has the best chance for passage.Â Â Â
Did Sen. Hoyle sponsor this bill simply so that he could make sure it didn’t pass?
Go here for information about Davie’s Law, S.B. 199 that would ban gas chambers and other cruel methods of killing in North Carolina and where you can write or call North Carolina legislators to urge them to pass this bill.
NC Coalition for Humane Euthanasia Â· American Humane Association Â· Animal Law Coalition Â· Wake Coalition for Animals