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In 2012, Congressman John Campbell introduced a bill to prohibit the use of Compound 1080 (H.R. 4214). The bill was not enacted and this dangerous poison continues to put our pets at risk. Sign now to urge Rep. Campbell to continue fighting for our pets!
Goal: 35,000 Progress: 31,288
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Compound 1080 is a chemical substance that is used to protect livestock and other farm-raised animals from predators like coyotes and foxes. Compound 1080, along with sodium cyanide, is deadly; in fact, one teaspoon of it can kill up to 100 people. It's particularly dangerous because it's both odorless and colorless.

The problem with using Compound 1080 for livestock predator control is that it is very harmful for domesticated and endangered animals as well. Pets have been known to discover the chemical, ingest it, and then become very sick and/or die. Because of the nature of the substance, there are few ways to identify it before it's accidentally found by the wrong animal or person.

Sign the petition asking Congressman John Campbell III to reintroduce H.R. 4214—legislation that would prohibit the use of Compound 1080 as predator control.

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Dear Congressman Campbell,

I am writing to express my concern over the use of Compound 1080, the substance used to protect livestock from wild predators. While the deadly chemical may in fact be useful for this purpose, it has claimed the lives of many endangered species as well as domesticated pets. Domesticated animals who roam pastures or fields are likely to ingest this odorless and colorless substance inadvertently, and it is almost always deadly for whoever or whatever comes in contact with it.

I realize the need for population control, but the use of this harmful chemical is causing unnecessary suffering and death in animals for which it was not intended. It's absurd to protect the life of one animal at the expense of another.

As you know, we need to find better ways to keep our farm animals safe. I was delighted to learn of your support of H.R. 4214, and I urge you to continue fighting for legislation that would ensure Compound 1080 is no longer used for predator control. We need to think of the bigger picture and ensure that no creature experiences needless pain or suffering.

Thank you for considering my comments.

Petition Signatures


Sep 27, 2016 carol gagnon
Sep 25, 2016 TERESA VOLHARD
Sep 25, 2016 patricia morgan
Sep 25, 2016 lia onda
Sep 24, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Sep 23, 2016 Irene Roos
Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox
Sep 23, 2016 Laura Valentine
Sep 23, 2016 Noelle Cormier
Sep 23, 2016 Paul Massei
Sep 21, 2016 Genevieve Gates
Sep 21, 2016 Mary Jacob
Sep 21, 2016 Penny Mackenzie
Sep 20, 2016 alice eitner
Sep 20, 2016 cynthia highfield
Sep 20, 2016 Helen Cammisa-Parks
Sep 20, 2016 Lethea Erz And what about the human animals who will drink water from aquifers this poison has leached into?
Sep 18, 2016 Heather R
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Sep 18, 2016 Jan Repp
Sep 17, 2016 Lorrie Sampson
Sep 16, 2016 Barbara Cartwright
Sep 16, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Sep 16, 2016 Heather Corry
Sep 16, 2016 Diane Kavanagh
Sep 16, 2016 vicki marshall
Sep 16, 2016 Pam Rodden
Sep 16, 2016 Mark Turner
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Sep 15, 2016 Joan Yanicke
Sep 14, 2016 Barbara Smuts
Sep 13, 2016 Tracy Ho
Sep 13, 2016 Cynthia Mahlin
Sep 12, 2016 Myrna Alvarado
Sep 12, 2016 Jenna Harris
Sep 12, 2016 Anne Defays
Sep 12, 2016 Susan Seidman
Sep 12, 2016 Yana Evteeva
Sep 12, 2016 maggie dunn
Sep 12, 2016 Patti Miller
Sep 11, 2016 Patricia Lewis
Sep 10, 2016 Albena Iordanova
Sep 9, 2016 Dana Nelson
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Sep 9, 2016 Kim Miller
Sep 8, 2016 Dean OBrien
Sep 8, 2016 Denise Cronin
Sep 7, 2016 Patricia Kowal
Sep 7, 2016 Pam Clayton
Sep 7, 2016 Franca Faustini

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