H. RES. 761
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
August 2, 2012
Mr. Barletta submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the practice of gassing stray cats and dogs.
Whereas approximately 4 million animals are euthanized in the United States each year;
Whereas approximately 3 percent of all cats and dogs in the United States are gassed each year;
Whereas States permit local officials to gas stray cats and dogs;
Whereas many cats and dogs run away from their owners each year; and
Whereas many stray cats and dogs with owners are among those gassed each year: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives expresses its dissatisfaction that the practice of gassing stray cats and dogs with owners continues in the United States in the 21st century.