Everyone's heard of Daniel the Beagle, the miracle dog who survived the gas chamber.
He was put into a gas chamber in an Alabama shelter, gassed, then strolled out, the sole survivor.
After surviving he was taken in by a rescue group, who said:
"When Eleventh Hour offered to take Daniel we felt that he was spared for a reason and we dared to dream that his story would help homeless animals everywhere be treated more humanely."
Inspired by Daniel's miraculous survival, Pennsylvania legislators have banned the use of carbon dioxide chambers as a way to euthanize animals.
The man who adopted Daniel said about the law:
"Today is a victory for thousands of animals in Pennsylvania, but there are more than 30 states that still permit the gas chamber and other inhumane forms of animal euthanasia."
It's amazing that Daniel's survival will actually make the lives of other shelter animals better and their deaths, if unavoidable, more humane.
[Image via WENN.]
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