Ohio Bans Gas Chambers for Euthanasia in Shelters

Ohio has made it illegal for animal shelters to use gas chambers to euthanize pets. The new law enhances Goddard’s law, which classifies felony animal abuse crimes as acts of violence and provides that offenders would have the charge on their record for a lifetime. The law came into effect on April 3rd, 2023, and aims to ensure that animals are treated humanely during euthanasia procedures.