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.
Fuzzy Friends and Family Photo Contest
Photo Contest: The Fuzzy Friends and Family Photo Contest will begin on October 8th and end October 31st. So start taking those pictures! Details and link to the on-line contest will be posted on the hanri.org website. The photo contest is sponsored by the Humane Association of Northwestern RI. Please contact them at 401-568-3223 or 401-568-5734 for further details.