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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: 31,348
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

Oct 28, 2016 Madeline Stewart
Oct 27, 2016 Booth Kittson
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Oct 25, 2016 Diane Rostyak
Oct 25, 2016 Stacey Tegtmeier
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Oct 22, 2016 Paola Moretti
Oct 21, 2016 Maryse Savard
Oct 21, 2016 Mansat Corinne
Oct 20, 2016 Dorothy Henry
Oct 20, 2016 An Feig
Oct 20, 2016 Lisa Dawn Miller
Oct 20, 2016 Majbritt Engbo Nielsen
Oct 19, 2016 Daniel Daly
Oct 18, 2016 trudi selner
Oct 17, 2016 Tamara McCready
Oct 17, 2016 Brenda Evans
Oct 16, 2016 Dee Lindblom
Oct 16, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Oct 16, 2016 Brenda Higgins
Oct 15, 2016 Elizabeth Snyder-Baldonado
Oct 15, 2016 Dean Shamblen
Oct 15, 2016 Christine HENRI
Oct 15, 2016 Brian Armer
Oct 14, 2016 Nora Connell
Oct 14, 2016 leora reeves
Oct 14, 2016 cristina rodriguez
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Oct 11, 2016 Jacqueline Leahy
Oct 10, 2016 Donna Hernandez
Oct 9, 2016 Roxana Moya
Oct 7, 2016 Beverly Leath
Oct 7, 2016 alexa molnar
Oct 7, 2016 Vivien Smith
Oct 6, 2016 Unique Johnson
Oct 5, 2016 Teresa Nigro
Oct 5, 2016 Beatrix Gayle
Oct 5, 2016 Marcia Sutton
Oct 4, 2016 Glenda Staats
Oct 4, 2016 karen foster
Oct 4, 2016 Robin Flatt Homa What makes you think that our animals' food deserves less protection than people's food does? The animals in my family are also members of my family. What I feed them has to be as safe as what I feed my grandson, and I expect you to ensure that
Oct 4, 2016 Terry Smith
Oct 4, 2016 Shawn Mack
Oct 4, 2016 Merle Stone
Oct 4, 2016 Tanya Wenrich
Oct 3, 2016 RHONDA ZINN
Oct 2, 2016 Jill Garofalo
Oct 2, 2016 Ilse Spiegel
Oct 2, 2016 Debra Dragonheart

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