The legislation on a ban on the gas chamber came at the request of Defenders of Animals because the organization was
convinced that the device was an inhumane method for euthanizing dogs and cats.
The General Assembly passed Senator John J. Tassoni’s bill in (2005 – Senate version. It provides for the disposal of
animals by lethal injection only.
The House version was introduced by Representative Charlene M. Lima (D) who represents District 14 in Cranston and
Providence. Representative Lima serves as the Deputy Speaker.
Circus Protest: Providence, RI
Defenders of Animals, Inc., and others will be protesting again at the Ringling Bros. Circus on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 10 AM at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Please call Defenders of Animals at 401-461-1922 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.