On Tuesday, a bill to eliminate the use of gas chambers in Texas moved one step closer to being a reality.
According to Tuesday's publication of The Statesman, Senate Bill 360, sponsored by Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, passed unanimously through a Senate panel.
Previously, animal control facilities were allowed to kill unwanted shelter cats and dogs via the use of carbon monoxide; sometimes by utilizing the tailpipe of a running vehicle hooked up to a chamber housing animals to be destroyed.
SB 360 would make that antiquated, inefficient and widely considered to be cruel method, illegal.
Currently, 29 facilities in Texas still utilize carbon monoxide as a method of "euthanasia," for unwanted pets. If the legislation moves forward, administration of sodium pentobarbital will standard method for euthanasia.
SB 360 will now move to the Senate floor.
Continue reading: Natura issues pet food recall
If you would like to continue receiving the latest dog related news, tips and advice, please click the "Subscribe" icon which is located at the top of this column. It is free and anonymous to sign up
I am human, if you see a typo, please let me know. Questions, comments or story ideas can be emailed to Eims1@live.com.