April 11, 1945, U.S. forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany. American forces liberated more than 20,000 prisoners at Buchenwald. They also liberated Dora-Mittelbau, Flossenbürg, Dachau, and Mauthausen.
August 24, 2011, Carbon monoxide gas chambers, a euthanasia method used since World War II, are routinely used in animal shelters throughout the country. Only nine states in the US have officially banned all forms of gassing for all types of animals in shelters: Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington and Wyoming. Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Virginia have prohibited carbon dioxide and monoxide for shelter cats and dogs.
“Two employees began pulling and tugging larger dogs toward the chamber — this, in itself, was savage. The eyes of the dogs were full of fear as they were shoved into a large cylinder with another six dogs, all types. Next, five puppies were placed in the chamber.
Noise. Yelling. Fighting. All scared, they shivered again and again, their eyes huge, their nostrils flaring. They were completely bewildered. One dog in the chamber, a male chow mix about one year old, started snapping at the puppies. All the dogs and puppies were in a desperate struggle, and the gassing had yet to begin.
Then a button was pushed, and the two employees walked away as the chamber machine began pumping out streams of carbon monoxide. The little puppies started to paw at the glass window. After one full minute they started to whine and then produced a piercing squeal. Then the larger dogs started a high, mournful wailing, then a deeper howl that rose in great desperation for 45 seconds.
The time from inception of hell for the dogs and puppies, to the completion of their cries of desperation, was between two and six minutes.”
Is there such a thing as humane euthanization? What about humane rape? Humane slavery? How about humane Holocaust? What actually is the definition of Holocaust? Is it the massacre of human beings or the massacre of innocent beings?
In 1945 Americans closed the gas chambers and ended the Holocaust in Germany. As of August 2011, americans were not able to close the gas chambers and end the Holocaust in the US.
“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you”. Animals qualify as others.