City Animal Services officials recently stated that they were on track to make the changes next year.
Garland, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – Garland officials recently stated they will be making the change from using gas to lethal injection for the euthanization of animals. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, officials with the city’s Animal Services say plans are moving forward to implement the change; however, approximately 1,000 animals with still be euthanized at the Garland animal shelter in spite of the plans. Those deemed too difficult to handle may still be administered gas.
As noted in the report, the means of euthanization has been a point of controversy for the city. Many cite the use of gas an inhumane. City health director Richard Briley is quoted by the Dallas Morning News as stating in response to criticism about current use of the state approved method, “I will not allow anything inhumane to be done in my watch… We do not in any way feel the use of carbon monoxide is inhumane.”
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