The following CNN animal news video contains an interview with author Kim Klavin. She is talking about the practice of euthanasia in animal shelters, which often uses a gas chamber to kill dogs, cats, and other would-be pets. This clip was added to the CNN video collection on September 8, 2012.
Kim Klavin’s dog, Blue, is featured in this story. She managed to save him from the gas chamber when she found him on PetFinder.com.
Kim has written a book about her experience called “Little Boy Blue.” She has the goal of getting euthanasia by gas chamber banned.
Kim attacks Person County, North Carolina, which apparently has a kill rate of 90 percent. They say they plan to get rid of the gas chamber simply because they are tired of animal activists talking about it. All that means is that they will kill the shelter animals some other way.
Note: The gas chamber does not appear to be cruel. It just puts a dog or other animal to sleep, and then the animal dies in its sleep. Klavin tries to suggest that the dogs suffer during the process. But she provides no reliable basis for this claim.