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.
Dog Protection Bill Passes in RI Senate Committee
The nightmare is about to be over…for Rhode Island dogs spending years of being outside in the freezing cold or intense heat without proper shelter…
A few hours ago, The RI Senate Committee on the Environment & Agriculture passed Senator ...John J. Tassoni’s bill and the companion bill in the House. The measure now goes to the Senate Floor where it is expected to pass on Tuesday. The bill would then go to the Governor for his signature. The bill gives dogs protection in inclement weather based on the Tufts Weather Scale. Only one Senator on the Committee voted against both bills; namely, Nicholas D. Kettle, Republican District 21, (Coventry, Foster, and Scituate).