- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah lawmaker want to restrict when animal shelters can use carbon monoxide to euthanize animals.

Salt Lake City Democratic Rep. Angela Romero is sponsoring the legislation, which was approved by the Utah House 61-8 on Wednesday.

Romero says the bill only allows shelters to use gas if other methods are unsafe for staff or cause extreme stress to animals.

The proposal restricts shelters from euthanizing more than one animal at a time in a carbon monoxide chamber unless the animals have separate compartments in the chamber.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1evwn2Z) the bill also requires shelters to implement standards and training for the chambers.

The bill is now pending in the Utah Senate.



HB 57: https://1.usa.gov/1kicb78


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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